'Twilight' fans camp in downtown L.A. ahead of 'Eclipse' premiere [poll] [updated]
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" premiere isn't until Thursday night, but fans -- many of whom have been making plans and booking hotel rooms months in advance -- wasted no time lining up for a chance to spot their favorites on the red carpet.
With wristbands distributed at 6 a.m. Monday, "Twilight" fans have packed Nokia Plaza at L.A. Live with their bodies, their tents and their requisite signs professing love -- or at least their "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob" alliance. It's an orderly affair as well, with Summit Entertainment having issued detailed information directly to fans about how the camping will be run. Better to leave the out-of-control-crowd to Justin Bieber's fans, we suppose?
Fans will be relocated Wednesday to allow for premiere setup, and will be allowed in line in sequential wristband order starting at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Meanwhile, Monday found stars Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart at an "Eclipse" publicity event in Stockholm. Robert Pattinson has been off filming "Water for Elephants."
We'd credit the full moon for all the enthusiasm, but that doesn't arrive until Saturday. You know, the morning of the lunar eclipse.
Coincidence? You decide.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Top photo: Fans camp out at L.A. Live's Nokia Plaza on Monday as they wait for the Thursday night red-carpet premiere
of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters
Second photo: Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart at a publicity event for "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" on Monday in Stockholm. Credit: Adam Osterman / Getty Images.
Bottom photo: Team Jacob and Team Edward mix in Nokia Plaza on Monday. We do notice, however, that Team Edward aced Team Jacob out of being in the picture. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images.