Goal 2 - Charity Premiere
Posted by Nade on Tue, 13 Feb 2007.
So, here I am, stuck in the midst of what seems systematic chaos with a red carpet to my left hand side, and a group from DeMontfort University on my right. Nerves of Steel? Check. Camera? Check. Looks like I'm all set to boldly go...well, you can finish that line off yourself.
It's not Leicester Square, it's considerably closer than that - thankfully. It's the premiere of 'Goal 2', of which we have been assured to see some well known faces. It seems a fast draw on the camera will be my trick to get me through the night.
Heads were turned from all directions when Alan Birchnell (of Leicester City Football Club) walked in, seemingly accompanied by Sven Goran Erikson. Of course, we later found out it wasn't Sven, but a lookalike. I doubt this really mattered to the people who were eagerly snapping photos with camera phones.
Other guests on the night included Naim Cortazzi (From Uncle Frank) and Kav Sandhu (Guitarist with the Happy Mondays). Thankfully the pair of them didn't mind me coming over to take a photo.
After all the guests and people who'd paid to attend the premiere had taken their seats, a raffle was drawn for those who'd paid for their tickets to win prizes that included film merchandise, a signed Leicester City shirt, and a signed photo of the Arsenal squad. And then to the film. Which isn't reviewed here, but you can find a link to where it is at the bottom of the page.
All the money raised on the night was in aid of the Bobby Moore Fund for cancer research. I got a chance to speak with Dom at the Odeon after the event had taken place, to pick his brains a little.
Preparation time of three months, as well as support from Leicester City, Buena Vista International, and also Frank Benbini of the Fun Lovin' Criminals helped to ensure that the event was a successful one.
The night raised £640 for the Bobby Moore fund, whilst raising the profile of the charity. Overall, a great night, and the chance to walk the red carpet doesn't come by too often!