Episode 8: Star Wars The Last Jedi was one of my most anticipated films of 2017. I couldn’t wait to see my new favorites and the continuation of their journeys. Since December hit, I’d been buzzing with excitement.
So you can imagine my epic freak out when on the evening before Star Wars World Premiere weekend, the Sister’s friend texted her & casually asked if we’d like to join her for the red carpet premiere on Saturday night. There was screaming and furious texting of “ARE YOU SERIOUS?!” and more flailing. We were too afraid to hope though because we had to wait for our invites, and those didn’t come through until Saturday afternoon. And then it was a huge scramble to get ready.
We weren’t sure what to wear – like it’s a red carpet but it didn’t really matter what we looked like, but we wanted to look nice. A few days before I had literally passed over buying a sparkly dress (that ironically reminded me of Kylo Ren’s mask) because (and I quote) I have nothing to wear this to. Joke was on me; the universe has a funny sense of humor. But our outfits worked out, and I did the fastest and most half-assed hair-curling job of my life, leaving the house feeling like my hair was huge. So thank you to everyone who complimented me on it. Seriously.
Anyway, we arrived at the premiere, and because it was Disney-run, it was one of the most welcoming and amazing experiences ever. The staff working the event were super nice, telling us to enjoy ourselves and offering to take our pictures. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so special, and I was just a random guest. And yes, being at a Hollywood premiere as a guest is as surreal as you’d imagine. Being at a Star Wars premiere is even stranger. Continue reading