A lot of fans were camping out in San Diego last night, some for their second night in a row, to get to be the first into the San Diego Convention Center. Why? Because these fans were "Twilight" fans and three of their favorites were waiting for them inside.
Several wore t-shirts that they had created themselves saying, "Team Edward", "Team Jacob" on them.
Of course Kristen Stewart, her black hair due to her recent movie playing Joan Jett, had her share of fans also.
But back to the "Twilight" fangirls, and they came to San Diego's Comic Con by the thousands to see the movie's stars in person at a panel Thursday for the film's sequel, what is it drawing them, besides the guys?
"Because in the books especially it's a first-person narrative and you're always so very inside of her (Bella) head, I don't know, it's just closer to home," on 17-year-old fangirl said. "You feel like it's not happening to someone else, like it's happening to you. I waited 24 hours so I could get a seat near the front."
That was when the shrill screams also threatened to overwhelm our dialogue and the dialogue during the clips the filmmakers showed.
Jacob (Lautner) was teaching Bella Swan (Stewart) how to ride a motorcycle, but she's distracted by visions of the vampire Edward (Pattinson) with whom she fell in love. She crashes, and Jacob sheds his T-shirt and uses it to soothe her wound, provoking more fangirl screams. Lautner famously gained more than 20 pounds of muscle for the role.
Several other scenes were shown as the screaming got even louder and all interviews stopped.
"It was SO worth it," one young lady said. "I have this big Taylor Lautner poster and he pointed at me twice and waved at me, so my life is totally complete right now. I'm, like, really happy."
Lautner said the overwhelming response from fans bolstered the cast's performance in "New Moon."
On the first film, "Twilight", "we didn't know the reaction we would get," he said. With the sequel, "we were more confident because we know we have you behind us," he told the crowd before his speech was overwhelmed by the cheer and screams.