Family of Twi-hards want best seat at 'Breaking Dawn' premiere
By by camille m. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 15, 2011 at 5:15 a.m.
Updated Nov. 16, 2011 at 5:16 a.m.
After meeting Dolores Gauna and her daughters, Jessica Franz and Ly Ana Casterjon, you will quickly learn they love one another, laughter, and the "Twilight" series.
Book-a-holic Franz became enthralled with the vampire novels when the series began.
"It's a great book," she said. "It doesn't take forever to be captivated by it."
The 26-year-old student told her family about the books, and they, too, fell under "Twilight's" spell.
"It's all her (Franz) fault," Casterjon said as she blamed her younger sister for her "Twilight" addiction.
Their beloved novels no longer have covers, and the bindings are flimsy.
Casterjon said she read all four books in five days.
"I didn't sleep," she said.
These self-proclaimed Twi-hards, or die-hard "Twilight" fans, secured their shot to see "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" by purchasing tickets as soon as they were available.
And to get the best seat in the house at the midnight showing at Cinemark 12, they plan to arrive nine hours early. They will keep themselves entertained.
"We'll have a portable DVD player to watch the other movies, so when you see it, it's continuous," Gauna said.
Franz said going to the movie premiere is a great way to bring in her birthday.
Some family members cannot come for the midnight premiere Friday morning, but no worries, their relatives are willing to make a "sacrifice" to see the film again.
The three women have loyalties to different characters.
"She (Franz) is Team Jacob, she (Casterjon) is Team Edward, and I'm Team Carlisle," said Gauna.
Franz said she thinks Jacob, played by Taylor Lautner, is handsome and a good friend to leading lady Bella Swan. She also said that everyone loves a good drama.
Besides the great story line, Franz said, Bella's quirkiness makes her relatable. "That could have been us," she said.
Her 30-year-old sister, Casterjon, said Edward Cullen's love for Bella is second to none.
"You don't find that kind of love in common guys," she said.
This family agreed the books are better than the movies because of the detail.
"You can only fit so many pages in a hour-and-a-half movie," Gauna said.
Their addiction to the story has also made them historians. They collect any articles printed dealing with "Twilight."
Time cannot pass by fast enough for these Crossroads fans to see the movie premiere.
Once they see the first part of the two-part finale, they will begin a countdown for the next film.
"I hate the fact we have to wait another year for the second part," said Casterjon.
But not to worry, the 2012 movie release date of Nov. 16 is already marked in her "Twilight" calendar.