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My oldest daughter, 15, was going to have a break down if we didn't go to the opening night of Twilight. There are three shows sold out at the theater we are going too. I don't know when the last time I was up in the middle of the night! Our show starts at 12:03 am.

Anyone else crazy enough to stand in line with their teens at midnight to watch the opening?
 

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We probally would have but my daughter got grounded so we aren't going. I think the last midnight show that I saw was a Freddy movie. I can't wait to watch this movie though.
 

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Yes, yes, yes!!! Well, not the midnight opening but opening night none the less. And the sad thing is I don't even have a teenager. lol I bought tickets as soon as I could. We'll be there extra early to get good seats for the 7PM showing Friday night. I'm so excited. I feel like I did back when I was a kid in love with New Kids on the Block. lol How sad!
 

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Not making the midnight opening...but will make the 7 show Friday evening...my 14 yr old and I are going...the older daughter is going to a concert but I expect her and the youngest to make it to the movies again Sunday
 

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DD has a ball game, so she can't go opening night. Although, she has been trying to figure how she can convince her coach to let her skip the game!

We're planning on going on Saturday night--after a family thanksgiving dinner, so I might wind up sleeping through the movie!
 

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Won't go to the opening --- too many people. DD 15 and I will wait a few days, maybe go over Thanksgiving break.
 

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I HATE going to movies on the opening nights. I'd rather enjoy it without the mad crush of people. We'll see the movie but maybe a few days later.
My daughter liked the books so I read them too. We had a nice discussion about how girls shouldn't try to become something else for a boy...let alone become a vampire! We also talked about how lasting love isn't finding someone instantaneously like Edward and Bella...how it's important to use your brain as well as your heart and that real love grows into something lasting over time.

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We are not going opening weekend since we will be at a ballgame up in South Bend. My daughters are furious with me. Well, it will give us something to look forward to when we get back.
 

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Oh, it certainly would not have been my first choice to go that night! I didn't buy the tickets for awhile (why our tickets are for the 12:03 show) because I thought I could talk her into going to one of the afternoon showings on Friday (we homeschool). My usually very steady unemotional daughter actually got tears in her eyes, so I buckled and said we could go to the midnight show, I'm sure she'll always remember it and on some level should be fun.

Lisa: I haven't read the books but she just gave me the first book to read. That was the one complaint I saw on Amazon so we already talked about it. I can't keep up with her reading so I usually rely on Amazon or reviews to make sure it is appropriate. I guess I should read the series and we'll have to talk again. This one daughter is very steady so I'm not too worried, now my 12 year old........that's an entirely different story (she hasn't read the books but will be coming with us Thurs. night).
 

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what exactly is this twilight thing you all are talking about?? Like a harry potter thing?
 

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Vampires have had a real makeover, haven't they?:D
I finished reading the Southern Vampire Mysteries a month or so ago (they are definitely NOT for younger readers) and they are a hoot. It's a bummer to have to wait for the next one coming out next year.
I was already in the vampire kind of mood (?) so I continued on with the Twilight books. My daughter thinks I'm a little strange though because I was rooting for Jacob rather than Edward.
 

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I think the HBO series TrueBlood is supposed to be inspired by the Southern Vampire Mysteries. Now that show is definetly NOT for young people. I caught the first couple of episodes and thought it was really stupid. I ended up getting into it though. Even DH likes it. It's way over the top though. Twilight is much better.
 

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It is inspired by the first book in the series, though they've gone far afield as usual. I'm finding Sookie much less likeable in the HBO series than the books.
And you're right...those are REALLY not for non-adults. Too much nekkidness.
I wouldn't really try comparing Southern Vampire Mysteries to the Twilight series. Although they're both about vampires and werewolves they are entirely different genres. Although I do think the SVM are far better written than the Twilight books.
 

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I am going...just cause I am 21 doesn't mean I can't go:sing:. My mom is coming, along with one of my best friends younger sister, and 3 more of my friends. We are all going to the midnight showing:banana02:. I am so excited I can hardly wait!

The prom scene was shot in my grandpas home town of Corbett, OR. A lot of the filming was done here in Oregon and some even in Portland just 20-30 minutes away from me and along the coast and what not. Very cool!

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I HATE going to movies on the opening nights. I'd rather enjoy it without the mad crush of people. We'll see the movie but maybe a few days later.
My daughter liked the books so I read them too. We had a nice discussion about how girls shouldn't try to become something else for a boy...let alone become a vampire! We also talked about how lasting love isn't finding someone instantaneously like Edward and Bella...how it's important to use your brain as well as your heart and that real love grows into something lasting over time.

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Amen to that. Though I know there were 10-12 yr olds out there reading them...my daughter wasn't one of them. She mentioned it and I just simply explained that maybe in a couple more years-she had no issue. She is still really into the Warrior books and that's just fine with me! LOL.

My girlfriends and I are going to breakfast on Friday morning and then to an 11 am showing. I can't wait!
 

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Yes, yes, yes!!! Well, not the midnight opening but opening night none the less. And the sad thing is I don't even have a teenager. lol I bought tickets as soon as I could. We'll be there extra early to get good seats for the 7PM showing Friday night. I'm so excited. I feel like I did back when I was a kid in love with New Kids on the Block. lol How sad!
I'm trying to find a teenager to drag along. :help: I love vampire movies and Twilight is such a sweet love story.
 
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