070720.Bath, Scarred

July 21, 2007 at 3:09 AM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Bath, people, somerset, Supernatural | 8 Comments

For lack of a better title, it’s over now: phony Pottermania has bitten the dust — although it was a quite enthusiastic final showing. There was a good deal of hats present and some decent costumes. The line was incredibly long, it occupied most of Milsom St, but even still the drunks outnumbered the witches.
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Above: Drunks attack a Hippogriff
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Above: Beat the line and buy the book at full price. There’s a photo of JK Rowling on the back and it says “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” on the front but the cover art is strangely different.
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  1. We walked into our local Asda this morning and picked a copy up for a fiver [that’s £5 around $10 or 7.5 euros] No need to queue or anything.

  2. fess up james, thats you in the hippogriff costume, isn’t it?

  3. Great photos!

  4. So did you buy a copy? I don’t recall offhand whether you’re a Potter maniac or not.

  5. il est fort quand meme cet harry potter ;o) moi personnellement j’aime pas, mais mes neveux et nieces

    it is extremely nevertheless this harry potter; O) me personally I do not like, but my nephews and nieces

  6. In New Jersey, Wallmart sold the Deathly Hallows for $17.88 versus Costco for $18.18 (but I don’t think either of them had midnight parties or lines–Costco being closed and I think Wallmark closes too). In NY, the lines at bookstores were sometimes shortened if you had purchased the book ahead of time (reserved it) and were given a wristband to give you priority rather than wait in line. But then if the bookstore were not a chain like Barnes & Noble, you’d pay full price $34.00 about. So Britain was much, much cheaper! Many people opted for the Amazon.com delivery to the home on Saturday. I’ll see if mine is there when I get home tonight!

  7. Potter mania is alive and well here too. Great pix.

  8. There was me thinking that Halloween had arrived early!

    South Shields Daily Photo

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