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Rule changes, lack of organization irk Twilight fans camped out for “Eclipse” Red Carpet Premiere

By Kim Palacios

HollywoodNews.com: Though Summit Entertainment’s June 17th press release contained lengthy details on the camping and line-up rules for the Red Carpet Premiere of “Eclipse”, some fans reported a chaotic scene on the morning of the 21st. Despite Summit’s claim that wristbands would be distributed on a first come, first served basis, its actual execution saw reports of misinformation, line-cutting, and organizers who diverted from the plan.

Said one fan to Hollywood News, “Someone ran to the front and messed up the line for all of us. It was a stampeded, [with] people running, pushing and shoving to get to the front. Summit Entertainment security didn’t even try to fix it.”

17-year-old Shawn Evans reported something similar to Hollywood Life: “Security told us we had until 2 A.M. to leave the plaza and camp out on the sidewalk. But security changed the rules and told us that at 1 A.M. we’d be able to start lining up for five hours until we could get our Premiere Pass. [At] around midnight I took a trip to Starbucks for sustenance, but just before the clock struck 12:30, screams and heavy footsteps started shaking the plaza. The line was open and it was first come first served!”

Another bone of contention was what our tipster saw as an ambiguous rule, particularly about whether wristband holders would be required to camp. “According to the rules, the wristband itself reserves you a spot on the red carpet. A lot of people were thinking they can go and come back because they have work or other things to do, but no. From what one of the security guards told us, Summit changed it early Monday morning right before they gave out the wristbands.” Indeed, a look back at Summit’s press release confirms that it was not explicitly said that fans must wait on site until the premiere.

In the case of our tipster, action was taken. With time to kill, she tracked down a telephone number and called Summit. As of the writing of this article, she had not heard anything in response to the voicemail that she left.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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