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Twilight Tent City

Hundreds pitch tents outside L.A.Live waiting for the premiere of the fourth Twilight movie.



    Fans from all over the world are camped out in front of the Nokia Theater in downtown LA in anticipation of Monday's red carpet premiere of "Breaking Dawn Pt. 1," the fourth installment of the Twilight saga. (Published Friday, Nov. 11, 2011)

    Dedicated (some would say obsessive) fans have pitched tents and rolled out sleeping bags at L.A. Live, turning the sports and entertainment center into a Twilight tent city as they wait for the premiere of the fourth installment of the Twilight film franchise.

    Nearly a thousand tents have popped up outside of L.A. Live’s Nokia Theater, where about 2,000 fans will wait anxiously for the chance to see their favorite stars at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 red carpet premiere – on Monday.

    It will be more than a 100 hour wait.

    "It's totally worth it," said David Rodriquez, who is camped out just south of the LA Live Plaza. "I'm a really big fan.  The movies and the books are just so epic."

    Twilight Tent City

    [LA] Twilight Tent City
    Hundreds pitch tents outside the premiere of the next Twilight movie in downtown Los Angeles.
    (Published Friday, Nov. 11, 2011)

    So is the commitment of the fans.

    Along with the tents fans have packed cardboard cut-outs of the stars, copies of the books and DVDs of the past three movies.

    Event organizers expect hundreds of more fans and tents to pop up over the weekend.

    "We came here from the U.K.", said a fan who gave only her first name, Sarah. She travelled from London with her friend Claire to watch the premiere and explore Los Angeles. "Although, I won't get to see Venice or Hollywood because we have to camp out to get the best seats. It's still worth it, I may get to meet Robert Pattinson."

    Pattinson along with Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner star in the fourth film adapted from the bestselling novels. It sees Bella (Stewart) marry Edward (Pattinson) and become pregnant, while vampire and werewolf tribes continue to battle.

    "I'm really excited to see how the wedding turns out because it's suppose to be the most perfect wedding ever," said Rodriguez.

    Chances are the wedding only cost a fraction of what the first three films have made, more than $1.8 billion worldwide and counting.

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