Wednesday, July 13, 2011

So, Let’s Just Go Ahead And Call It Harry Potter Week, ‘Kay?

The final, last ever Harry Potter movie is coming out this Friday. That’s it. Done. Over. Finite Incantatem. There will be n-n-no m-m-more Harry Potter movies t-t-to look f-f-forward to.


None. Zero. Zilch. Well…. unless JK Rowling writes book eight, of course!

*hoping…. hoping…. HOPING!!!!*

(Yes, yes. I’m a dork. Just roll with it, okay?)

Anyway…. maybe because it’s Harry Potter Week (or, I dunno, maybe it’s just a coincidence or something) (whatever), but a few days ago Harry and the Potters came to town and put on a free concert just a couple of blocks away from our house.


As a rabid, drooling Harry Potter fan, I had definitely heard of Harry and the Potters, but I had not actually ever seen them in concert before nor heard any of their Harry Potter-y songs, like, ever. But so what? It’s Harry Potter Week, I’m uberoverexcited, and the price was right, so I dragged my hubba hubba hubby, Scope, and my daughter, Wednesday, off to Lincoln Square for the free concert.

I don’t know exactly what I was expecting. Maybe a couple of nerdy wizard-y songs. Perhaps a few squealing Harry Potter fans in Gryffindor scarves and round glasses. I wasn’t really sure what we were in for, but I know I really, REALLY wanted to find out, and I’m exceptionally glad I did.

Harry and the Potters were sooOOooOOooOOoo much fun! The songs were definitely Harry Potter-y, but they were also catchy, brainy and funny. The crowd was a lot bigger than I was expecting (I read in an article the next day that there were roughly 700 people at the concert) and most of them knew a lot of the songs by heart and were singing along with the band. I had a splendiferous time, and I’m pretty sure Scope and Wednesday did too.

Of course, because I’m Cora, I had my camera in hand and snapped a ridonkulous load of pictures. It all looked a little something like this….

Waiting for the show to start…

Harry Potter fans on the loose….

The band hit the stage….

I bought their CDs. Shut up….

Scope got into the “Hagrid Is Full Of Love” song….

Scope and I attempted to make a heart with our hands, but since my hands are the size of drink coasters and his are the size of dinner plates, it came out looking more like a deformed apple. Oh well….

Wednesday and I got Harry and the Potters t-shirts….

And, hey-hey-hey, looky what I just found: someone else at the concert near us filmed the whole dang thing and put it on Youtube. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!:

Part 1

Part 2



Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the three of us have been singing those Harry and the Potters songs ever since. We can't get them out of our heads! And I am already wondering when the band will be back in town…. Next summer, perhaps?

I hope so!!!!

Protected by Copyscape Web Plagiarism Detector
© Coracabana


Anonymous said...

I've never heard of them, but I guess I know what I'm doing over lunch today.


The Vegetable Assassin said...

Haha, this was MADE for you, dude. I was thinking about you the other day when I passed an enormous bill poster for the movie. Now I have to go play the songs. :)

So. Cal. Gal said...

You mean it's not ME week? *sniffle*

Glad you had a great time, anyway! :)

SkylersDad said...

I love that shot of you and Scopes hands. they are an even bigger mismatch than me and my wife!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun!! And Callista let a little secret out that today is your birthday...soooooooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Maggi said...

What a fun looking concert! Happy birthday! :D

Vodka Mom said...

happy birthday to you (cha cha cha)

happy birthday to you (cha cha cha)

happy birthday dear CORAAAAAAAA

Happy birthday to you. Cha Cha CHA!!