LOS ANGELES — Here at MTV News, we've been celebrating the highly anticipated release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" with a flurry of "Twilight"-related activity.
Now it's time to spotlight the very dedicated, passionate fanbase. On Saturday, we headed out to "Twilight" fan central, fondly referred to as "tent city," where more than 900 people had already set up camp ahead of tonight's Los Angeles premiere. (Join MTV.com live from the red carpet at 8 p.m. ET!)
"I got here at 12 a.m. Wednesday night," Megan Lambert told us in front of her "Team Jacob"-themed tent. Lambert holds the #2 spot in line and is hoping for a hug from Taylor Lautner at the premiere.
Campers Lisa Paulosky, Emily Chadduck and Christy Brolezi bonded over their love for "Twilight" and formed a Facebook group ahead of the premiere for fellow fans who wanted to camp out. Several members traveled a considerable distance to be there.
"I came from Chicago," Paulosky said.
"I came from New Mexico," Chadduck admitted.
They all want one thing on Monday: a Robert Pattinson encounter.
"I need to take a picture with Rob," Brolezi said. "My heart will break if I don't."
The most creative fan group award goes to the ladies behind the Facebook group Kristen Stewart's Hot Bodyguard, a.k.a. Team HBG. Unsurprisingly, the ladies are hoping for a photo opp with Kristen and their main man, HBG.
"We have a special present for HBG that we've been holding onto for a year," founding member Lynsey Jacob told us.
We also happened upon a young male fan, who wasn't at all shy about his love for the lady vampires, particularly Nikki Reed. "I'm Team Vampires," Cody Huddleston said with a smile.
The dedication among these fans is a marvel, and they would have camped out sooner if they could have. "I would have come two weeks ago if they would have let me," Shannon Berry said. "I would have come a month ago."
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