Yes! I was waiting for the “old” end music to come on, and it didn’t! I know the “old” music kind of sucked, but it was originally shown with that music, and it’s just weird to change it now.
I was one of the geeks that waited in line in front of the Egypytian Theatre in Hollywood to see the premiere, lo, so many years ago. (The other premieres were in the Chinese Theatre, I believe. I don’t know if there was a line for “Star Wars”, but I did see “Empire” on the first day, along with all the other geeks.)
Anyway, during Jedi, I was going to art school, and had to get out of line (some friends were saving my spot) to go to a night class, and then come back to get in line. I remember my dad (good Star Wars fan that he was) going out of his way to shuttle me back and forth to art school and the theatre, in time to see the movie. I was so tired after the hectic day (waiting in line, going to school, getting back in line) that I think I may have dozed off during the movie. I don’t remember.
The new generation of Star Wars geeks that are waiting in line in front of the Chinese are serious, hardcore fans. Probably a lot of them are from my era (I know my friend Emily will be there in line!) and then you probably have the kids of the first era of fans, and then younger fans, and … well, it’s obviously gotten HUGE. Back in my day (gather around me, kiddies, as I tell you about “the old days”) people started to wait in line a few days in advance, and that was it. (I never waited that long. Maybe a total of 12 hours, off and on, for the day before the showing.) With Episode 1 and now 2, people have started to wait in line about a month or so in advance. It’s just crazy, I tell you!
Well, that was a nice bit of nostalgia I went through. I know, I do ramble. I WOULD be waiting in line (just for the day of the premiere) this time, but it’s too far of a commute from Hooterville, where I am currently exiled.