Draco Malfoy Made My Coffee
I showed up at 10:30 and I was #225 in line. Must have been about 500 people there by the, uh, witching hour. Probably half kids, though few younger than 10. Maybe one out of five was in some kind of costume (not counting the giveaway Harry glasses), including a whole Quidditch team and a very convincing Professor Trelawney.
At the magic moment (accompanied by a New Year's Eve style countdown) a Molly Weasley lookalike directed the first fifty toward the cash registers, as the local TV crews filmed. Number 225 was out the door by 12:30; last thing a saw was a young girl sitting on the hood of a car, reading by the parking lot light.
Time to read.