Midnight, July 14 not just another trip to the Majestic for Harry Potter fans of a certain age. Missing the event was unthinkable. They grew up on the books and movie series that followed. Coordinating costumes via text and e-mail, many arrived early to see and be seen. They were jazzed.
But the excitement was tinged with sadness.
“It’s like the end of our childhood,” said 15 year-old Heidi Peterson.
“Or like losing a best friend,” said her pal, Melissa Whitaker, 17.
“It was the first book I read on my own, and now it’s coming to and end,” said Yasmin Wamala. “It’s been a huge part of our lives.”
See a photo gallery by Rachel Horesovsky at http://voice.smugmug.com/Children/Goodbye-Harry-Potter or watch the slideshow below.