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The London Anniversary Meetup - 29 January 2011
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
WHAT AN AMAZING DAY!!!

I have been waiting for this event since the event was first promoted at Sherlock BBC back in November.

AND WARRIORBOT KNOCKED THE BALL RIGHT OUT OF THE PARK WITH THIS - SHE IS THE QUEEN OF THE MEET-UPS - ALL HAIL WARRIORBOT!!!

My meets basically involve drinking in a bar/pub prior to going to an official event. Warriorbot had planned out a whole day of walking around London seeing all the key Sherlock sites with a Sherlock BBC slant - so we took in Trafalgar Square, the skate park, the dead body by the Thames, Chinatown etc

I am completely in awe of her organisational ability and the fact that she ran the whole thing like a military campaign!!! All credit to Warriorbot - she puts my meets to shame!!!

Highlights for me.

Meltdown No 1. Speedys. I have never been before. This is the hallowed ground. Cast and crew were here and are coming again. I felt like a Canterbury pilgrim on a pilgrimage!!! I have taken about 50 shots of Speedys from all angles. Interesting point - the flat right above the shop is TO LET!!! I WAS IN HEAVEN - SPEEDYS IS MECCA!!!

Meltdown No 2. In a pub, Clare_nce says I have Sherlock with me. I look under the table. No Sherlock. Then she brings out her phone. All 3 episodes on her phone so she can have Benedict as Sherlock on tap by her side ALWAYS. Raks goes into MELTDOWN. Clare_nce "I think we have lost Raks for the day"!!! I took a few photos of Sherlock playing on Clare_nce's phone.

Meltdown No 3. Trafalgar Square. TurkFox takes PERFORMANCE ART TO A NEW LEVEL. Yes TurkFox brings Jim to Trafalgar Square. She does Jim all over the square. I follow in her stead and take 100 shots of TurkFox doing Jim in the Square - interacting with people, clowning around, and bringing the traffic to a standstill. Genius. Those are my photos and they are going direct to TurkFox for her to do with them as she sees fit.

Meltdown No 4. Crossing the bridge. Major graffitti on bridge. It says JIM. TurkFox points at said graffitti and I take the photo. THIS IS A BIG MONEY SHOT!!! It is going into the next Andrew Scott fanbook with my story of TurkFox doing performance art in the Square.

Metldown No 5. Warriorbot had Criterion coffee cup sleeves, Anniversary badges and a quiz!!!

Meltdown No 6. Laurab1 brought free badges for everyone. They are genius. They are works of art. I got two. A Baker Street one with a Baker Street City Of Westminster sign, and a Sherlock and John silhouette. And a "Have an expensive Coat and flounce about in it" one. I took numerous photos of all the badges. RESULT. Now I have a fully accessorised up Black Sherlockian Coat and I can wear my fandom with pride.

Finally, I was wearing my Benedict as Sherlock t shirt and so was Bolly (we both had it in grey), kalypso was wearing one in red, and someone else was wearing it in black - so not, not two, not three, but four Benedict as Sherlock t shirts!!! Not only that, 2 people liked them so much they gave me their contact details and asked me to send them the link!!!

THE PERFECT DAY. WARRIORBOT YOU KICK ASS!!!