When I read; I dream! So when I read Harry Potter, I was really into it, like as if I lived the Hogwarts life… I imagined myself with them, the 4 of us, going through all of these adventures together, living the sorcerer’s life, while being Hermione’s BFF! I was flying on my broom in Quidditch match, sleeping in the Griffindor dorm, while, of course, using as much as possible my very own wand… I just love those dreams.
Well last Sunday, it was kind of one of my dream come true!
I’ve heard 3 weeks ago about some sort of Harry Potter Brunch in Montréal. Googled it, saw how cool it looked, and knew right away I had to attend.
But of course, I’m not the only Harry fan, and the tickets were sold out; I was devastated. Finally, they added a few more brunch date options, and, oh yeah, guess who got her 2 tickets!!!
Brian was nice enough to attend with me… he’s not into Harry at all… so, well, let say we were at the complete opposite end of the excitement chart going into that event. So I didn’t asked him if we was dressing up, but I would have loved to!!!
We made it to the Old Montreal, and as soon as I saw a red-vintage-English-style phone booth outside a restaurant, I knew we found the place. From outside, le restaurant Les Intraitables is just so beautiful and elegant, but as soon as we made it inside, that’s when the fun began. The place was turned into the Great Hall, with floating candles, long black tables, house flags and overflowing food!
Some people were dress like Hogwart students, some like certain characters, and then there was Lord Voldermort. Once we were all seated, ready for our brunch, he came down the stairs with a HUGE snake. A real snake. From afar I was okay, but then he came closer, and closer, until he was standing right over my head… that when my knees started shaking. Lord Voldermort was a VERY good actor. He never cracked, and played the role to the perfection. He could see that I was not enjoying this, yet he came inches from my face, so I close my eyes, but as soon as I opened them, he was right there and HISSED loudly right at me. He surprised me, he scared the shit out of me, and of course I screamed as loud as I could have!
Then we enjoyed a delicious brunch, waffles, sausages, ham, quiche, meat pies, squash potatoes with bacon, croissant, chocolate croissant and for dessert, donuts, pumpkin bites and the best chocolate frogs ever! Always eating while looking out for him as he was going up and down the stairs.
So the second time he came back, I was not looking at him, at all, I didn’t move, hoping he’d just ignore me, but no, that evil piece of sh*t stayed right behind me for a very long time, waiting for me to turn around, which I didn’t do, but which I should have done, cause I can honestly say that I thought I was going to die when he started petting my hair…
I do NOT like my hair to be touched by anybody, Especially not by him. Brian was laughing at first, but that’s when I saw in his eyes that he was becoming less and less comfortable and that he started to move away from me that it was not Voldermort hand playing in my hair anymore, but that fuckin python right on my head. I had chills, I screamed, I was just terrified. I still can’t believe that happened to me.
But then, I rewarded myself with a Butter Beer (the one for students of course!!!). I was excited about it as I didn’t get the chance to have one when we visited Hogsmade in Orlando 2 years ago… It was delicious!
Overall, it was such a fun and very well organized activity. I heard they may have a Harry Potter Christmas ball!!! If they do, I know I’ll be there, with Voldermort present or not. Until then, I’ll continue flying and playing wizard in my dreams… Wingardium Leviosa!