It’s been a long and crazy week! I wanted to write something up sooner but my lack of sleep made it hard to function, let alone write anything that made sense. But I’ve caught up on some Z’s as much as I can and I’m ready to talk about Cleveland!
Monday night I headed off to Cleveland to meet up with Katy and a few other friends for the Captain America: Winter Soldier premiere! When the news was first announced it sounded like something huge. I figured it’s cheaper than trying to get to L.A. but by the end, it was really just a screening. The Russo Brothers did appear though! But first, we did some sightseeing. That means we went to the mall where “Avengers” and “Winter Soldier” filmed and did some fangirling. We might have even rode the escalators one too many times. Did I mention we were in costume as well? That means we had people stopping us for photos which was pretty hilarious and awesome. Everyone that approached us was super nice though. We wanted to check out more of the area but we headed back to the hotel to freshen up a bit before heading to the theater.
Of course that wouldn’t have been possible without Travis. He had arrived in town earlier on Monday than the rest of us and managed to get us two tickets to the screening! I was sitting in the airport when he told me! I almost started crying. He drove 8 hours to Cleveland to attend this and was introduced to the Russo Brothers at a raffle who then gave him tickets. How amazing is that? The directors of the movie gave Travis tickets! When does something like that ever happen? You can read all about it over on his blog.
Even though the screening wasn’t until the evening we arrived at the theater early to take a few photos in costume. After that we all got into line. We chatted with a few news crews and even ended up being on the news and on the Facebook page of one of the channels! You can view the video here.
Finally we were allowed to enter, get our wristbands, and head to our assigned theaters. I think they used four or five screens for this. Once inside though I think we waited maybe an hour (it felt like an hour anyway) before everything got started. A few important Cleveland folk gave some speeches and then Russo Brothers said a little something before the best Marvel movie ever played. And I mean that. As someone who enjoys all the MCU films, “Captain America: Winter Soldier” is the best. There’s just no arguing. I’ll probably do a proper review sometime next week. I’d like to give people a chance to see it first. I’ve seen it three times though (with 2 more viewings on the books for Saturday) and it’s still amazing. I’m still noticing little things I didn’t see or hear before.
Also, I might be doing a little Winter Soldier giveaway in the next week or so. I need to get myself back in order after this week. My flight home was at 6AM Wednesday which means I was up at 3:30AM and when I landed back home, I went right to work. Yes, I know. I hate myself.
And again, I can’t thank Travis enough for those tickets! He didn’t need to worry about us but he did and I appreciate that. Just shows there are still awesome people in the world!