LeakyCon Night 3: Wizard Rock!

July 16th, 2011 by

These days, it’s not unusual to see cell phones waving in the air when you go to a rock concert. But last night at LeakyCon’s wizard rock concert, we all raised our wands instead!


Seven bands took to the stage to perform songs based on the Harry Potter books, and they were all — as Ron would say — bloody brilliant. (Also, we just now realized that there were SEVEN bands last night. Coincidence?)

The Parselmouths kicked off the show by showering the crowd with party hats and balloons:



Next, Hank Green performed ditties about his experience as a super fan, including a new tune that he said he basically wrote just for LeakyCon! That certainly got people’s hands in the air, in addition to their wands:


With the huge video screen behind the stage, it looks like there were hands EVERYWHERE -- but in an awesome way, not in a gross inferi sort of way.


Hank and his brother (author John Green) have a big following of fans called "Nerdfighters." Here, they show off their special hand sign.

But enough about hands. We’re not obsessed or anything.

Next up were Gred and Forge, and as you can see in these photos, they busted out onto the stage in a display of total ROCK. It wasn’t long before the crowd showed their love:



Then Tonks and the Aurors took to the stage and completely won our hearts with their opening number about unrequited love for Charlie Weasley, who only cares about his dragons. Check out what you’re missing, Charlie:


Check out the bubblegum pink shirt -- like the color of Tonks' hair in the books!


Special appearance by Alex Carpenter (from another band, the Remus Lupins). Apparently, lots of girls think he's cute. We wonder if they still feel that way when the moon's full...

No sooner did the aurors leave the stage, than dark wizards arrived — in the form of Draco and the Malfoys:


Why is he smiling? Should we be worried?!


Check out the huge crowd -- as big as Lucius' ego!

Then the Whomping Willows came on the scene and beat us all to a pulp. Just kidding. They didn’t beat anyone; they just totally rawked! AND they led the audience in an awesome sing-along:

(In case you can’t make out the words, we’re saying: “We’re wizards. We’ll party forever. This night will never end.” HECK YEAH!!!!)

Finally, it was time for the band that invented wizard rock — Harry and the Potters!


The duo that started it all!

Of course, the crowd went WILD! Check out some fans grooving to the magical beat:




The night ended with a totally awesometastic surprise: Harry and the Potters were joined by Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna in the movies! Together, they performed a completely high-flying and Death-Eater-defying number:

And so concluded an incredible night of wizard rock. We sang, we jumped, we danced, we cheered. We threw our wands in the air and waved them like we just didn’t care… Then we stumbled to bed exhausted and slept like we’d taken the Draught of Living Death.

But don’t worry — we still made it to a full day of LeakyCon activities today. So stay tuned for more LeakyCon coverage on Kidsmomo!

— Nancy (Ravenclaw) and Karen (Hufflepuff)

Btw: Karen works at Scholastic and Nancy used to work there, but our jobs are not connected to LeakyCon, sadly. We’re attending for our own enjoyment — and yours — as the ridiculous fans that we are.

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