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2016, the year when I visited Comic Con for the first time.
If you know me, you know that I have always been way too early to places, and so is the case with Comic Con to. The problem was that it hadn´t opened yet when I arrived, so I had to stand outside where it was snowing, in my summer jacket, and freeze my butt off for a while before it was time to go inside.
Already outside in the pre waiting room, I found myself in a conversation with another visitor who was there for the first time to. The visitor was dressed in her entire Gryffindor outfit, which I admire to the fullest. My inner geek would be more than happy to dress up and do the same but I had chosen to go as myself because I wanted to have time to go on some photo shoots that involved actors who has no connection whatsoever to Harry Potter. The girl turned out to belong to the same house as me too. GO Hufflepuff Pride!
So the first thing to happen when they opened the doors, like it usually does, is that a massive mess is growin. It´s not that uncommon in these kind of things when a big group of people gather in a small area and the security guards gives out different information. But quickly enough the problem got solved. During this short chaos I started talking to a couple of other visitors that I, during the day, ended up in the same places as. This is precisely what I love about these events, it does not matter if you go alone, there is always someone to talk to.
I bought my tickets to the signings and photo shoots and then the queuing started. First was the photo shoot with The 100's Ricky Whittle, more familiar to me as the glorious Captain East in Austenland, one of my guilty plessure movies. I have seen it so many times and I never get tired of it!
To summarize the photoshoot with Ricky: there was a lot of hugs, kisses on the cheek and laughter. Ricky Whittle may be one of the most funny and sweetest people I ever met. Go Ricky!
After the Ricky photoshoot I ran, or more like walked really fast to Mehcad to get my pictures signed. He sat behind the table dancing and singing along with the music on the stereo he was carrying around. I even saw him dancing around and singing a few more times during the day. Lovely!
After a few moments of waiting, I got the chance to take a picture with him as well. Why the waiting you ask? Well when it was my turn to take a picture, suddenly Ricky stood there. And I was all like oooh noooo I wanted a picture with Mehcad and ofcourse Ricky went nuts, in a very positive and funny way. So instead of me taking a picture with Mehcad, Ricky took one. And when Chase saw that Ricky and Mehcad took a picture together he came running and wanted to be in the picture to. And right there was me just waiting patiently, or more like laughing my head of.
When it was finally my time for a picture, I took several pictures and even a fun one where it looked like Mehcad was almost climbing on me, but it can´t have been a very good picture because later they never printed it. Oh well but that was a really funny moment.
To use a blog as a tool to bring out my interest, to write and take photos, goes as far back as I can remember. I have always had a blog of some sort.
So how is it that this blog pops up right now?
Well this is a thought that I have had for several years, and honestly, several people on social media have asked me if I could make this blog as a new project, and now I feel that it is the time to do it.
Then, of course, the logical question must be, which was the best concert of 2016?
This question is easy to answer. Simple Plan at Grona Lund, Stockholm. There is an outdoor stage at our amusement park and it rained for most of the day, the only ones who came to the concert were hardcore fans, and you could really feel that in the atmosphere that night. An amazing concert with singing, dancing and just pure joy. Like a really good concert should be!