Hello from the Catching Fire Fan Camp in Los Angeles! How are all my lovely followers this weekend? I hope you are fantastic! I’m cold, sickness a little hungry and definitely tired but I know that tomorrow is going to be worth all of this. It totally always is.
So I know I said you wouldn’t hear much from me this weekend but I brought my laptop to work on NaNoWriMo (which I haven’t done, because lets be real, its fan camp and there’s no way I’m getting any work done on The Reawakened this weekend). Well, we discovered that there is FREE wi-fi in fan camp, and so here I am. I decided, instead of writing one big post on Tuesday once I’m back from Fan Camp and the Premiere, I’ll do a daily diary of my adventures at Fan Camp.
So here we are:
6 am: Alarm goes off. I stare it with the meanest death glare that I possibly can. I went to sleep at 2 am and now I’m exhausted. But also insanely excited. It’s finally Fan Camp Day!
8:30 am: Arrive in LA. District 2 (my district for the weekend) doesn’t start checking in until 9 but we are SO cool that we were able to go in.
8:45 am: Set up tent. Try and remember how to put up tent. It looks beautiful.
9 am: Sylvia, Erin and I attempt to carry ALL the things we brought from my car parked a couple blocks away. Hilarity literally ensues as we drop water bottles all over the place, and laugh at how incredibly dorky we look. I had a beach chair backpack. Enough said.
10 am: Discover the Denny’s, with cheap 2 dollar pancakes and free wifi, is closed. Go to IHop instead. Find its totally inadequate in providing cheap food haha. Accidentally knock over an entire thing of syrups and cause a maple syrup fiasco in iHop. Get slightly embarrassed but also can’t stop laughing. Possibly this is because I have had no sleep.
11:30 am: Adventures in Target. Trouble ensues. Of course. Its me and my friends. Also discover there is a Sprinkles cupcakes over here, which pretty much makes me the happiest person ever. Open my wallet and fall into despair that I can’t afford a cupcake. Consider buying a cupcake with all quarters. This may still happen.
12:30 pm: Get free swag. You know how I am with free stuff. I got the US Weekly special edition magazine with Catching Fire and all the posters, and the especially sexy Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair. My goal of this camp experience is to meet Finnick. I also got a backpack, and candy, and all sorts of weird stuff.
3 pm: Meet Willow Shields, who plays Primrose Everdeen in the movies. Super adorable. She was incredibly sweet, and I swear, she has the prettiest blue eyes ever. Like…ever. Its adorable.
4 pm: Meet Stephanie Leigh Schlund who is playing Cashmere in the Catching Fire movie. She was SO nice, and incredibly beautiful. It’s hard to remember that, like, she’s kind of a “bad guy” in the movie, because she’s an obstacle in Katniss saving Peeta. Because she was SO pretty!
5 pm: Hang out in tent, make friends, talk books, be incredibly awesome. Someone is passing out district themed chocolate bars. District 10’s is….interesting.
6 pm: Leave to go see a play. Some security lady tells me that there is a STRICT 10:30 curfew and I will be locked out if not back in time. Freak out.
7:30 pm: Go to see Potted Potter (a 70 minute parody of all 7 Harry Potter books, more on that later when I get back from fan camp). Hitch a ride to Irvine to see this with my friend, Katie. Make it time to see the show, which was HILARIOUS. I try to do as much fandom stuff as possible, in a short amount of time. I’m just cool like that.
9:30 pm: Realize we only have an hour to get all the way back to LA before our “STRICT” curfew. Freak out.
9:31 pm: Decide that an In n Out stop is totally worth it. Deliciousness in the form of perfect In n Out grilled cheese and friends happens. Decide California is brilliant once again because of In N Out.
10:25 pm: Get off the freeway and discover that the Clipper game has just been let out. We are at Nokia Theater, which is RIGHT next to Staples Center, where the Clippers play. Major traffic. Also major freak out from myself and Katie, reason: “STRICT” curfew.
10:26-10-30: Katie and I proceed to JUMP from her sister’s car, and run through the sidewalks of Los Angeles, basically weaving in and out of the masses of Clipper fans coming from the game. I’m panting, and sore, and this is possibly the most exercise I’ve gotten in a month. Oh, who am I kidding? Probably all year.
10:32 pm: Reach the gate and flash our wristbands. The guy at the gate asks us why we’re out of breath and we explain that we wanted to make it back before curfew. He gives us a weird look and says that there is no curfew. Decide that the security lady was working for President Snow.
10:45 to 2 am: Hang out with all my super cool friends. I have my friend Katie here, and Sylvia from FangirlFeeels and Erin from That One Geek Girl, and my friend Jade from Dhampirs and Dragomirs, and all kinds of cool people. Literally spend a TON of time talking about books and movies, and all sorts of fangirl stuff.
Also, tent city? It’s awesome. Its seriously so cool. Its literally a bunch of people together, hanging out, with the same love and passion for The Hunger Games. Its so awesome.
2 am: Go to sleep. Sort of. I miss my bed, and my three pillows, and my Winnie the Pooh to cuddle with. I also miss cuddling with my boyfriend. But onward to day two!
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Happy Hunger Games and May the Odds be Ever In Your Favor!