I haven't done a TR in the public forums yet (I originally put this one in Gold), but I guess now's a good a time as any, right?
Bryan and I decided that we couldn't pass up the book party to end all book parties, so here's my TR to share the journey.
We arrive to realize there's just a few hours left!
I thought "Grand Hallows Ball" was a great play on words. At this particular location they featured (after we arrived) a Spelling Bee (with harder than you would think words), a Snape Debate, and a costume contest. More later.
I checked in at the front desk. When did you say I'll be able to get in line?
Whew! Not too bad!
I started to meander through the crowds when I spotted a shark!
So I tracked him down and found that he wasn't alone!
Yipes! (Surely you're not wondering who won the King and Queen of the Hallows Ball for the costume contest are you?
Not to worry though, I soon found the good guys:
I decided to take some video to show the sheer scope of the crowd:
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And found myself in a duel!
Once I calmed down from the excitement, I meandered over to the spelling bee.
Spell Aguamenti but don't hurt yourself...
I decided to try to find my way over to the coffee shop...
That's the line to the coffee shop??
I thought about it for a while...
And settled for Polychange Potion. Really kind of looks like it doesn't it?
It was actually really good (oreos, cream, coffee, how can you go wrong?) I then decided to head over to start looking at whether I could get in line...
And ran into another couple of great costumes!
I like this panorama because it kind of looks like someone got splinched in the middle there.
The orange bands were called to get in line while all the other colors were told to go into the middle where customer service is (no register). Yeah right. The silvers all got in line beyond the oranges.
Then the countdown began and I forgot about pictures for a while...
This girl was getting glitter everywhere! I watched her for about 20 minutes because, well, our line didn't move because the Oranges didn't know what they were doing.