The Night Before Our Stars wows audiences

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The night preceding the premiere of The Fault in Our Stars, many fans got an extended experience that included Q&A and live music streams. Photo by Alex Asbury
The night preceding the premiere of The Fault in Our Stars, many fans got an extended experience that included Q&A and live music streams. Photo by Alex Asbury

Story by Alex Asbury

On June 6th, The Fault in Our Stars opened in theaters to the public eye, but on the night before an early premier showing occurred, called The Night Before Our Stars.

The premier included the film along with a live stream question and answer segment with the author, director, producer and main cast.

In addition there were live performances by Birdy and Alex and Nat Wolff. When people handed over their tickets before entering the theater showing the premier, they were handed a free signed poster and a charm bracelet.

Entering the theater, it  was a much different experience than going to a regular movie. “Everyone there knew that we were there for the same reason and we all just had that in common, unlike when you go to like regular movies, when you feel the reality that you’re literally sitting in the same room with strangers and just watching a movie,” said Grace Kimmell.

Kimmell had gotten tickets for her and a friend to see the much anticipated movie on her birthday.

Even before the movie started there was cheering and clapping when the lights dimmed in the theater. After the laughter, tears, and discussion, Birdy performed her hit song “Skinny Love” and her song from The Fault in Ours Stars soundtrack, “Not About Angels.” Afterwards, the Q and A was hosted by Alton Brown, all questions were either sent in from twitter or from viewers in the audience at the theater they were filming the live simulcast directly asked to John Green, Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Josh Boone, and Wyck Godfrey.

Then Alex and Nat Wolff, previously known as ‘The Naked Brothers Band’, performed two songs called “Last Station” and “Rules.”

To finish off the night there was a clip that was cut featuring the author John Green. “It was really cool, Birdy did an amazing job and it was interesting to hear what the cast had to say about the questions that the fans had,” said Kimmell.

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