Since opening its doors in 1995, General Motors Place (which will serve as the site for ice hockey matches during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games) has echoed with the screams of both sports and music fans. However, on the evening of August 15, 2009 concert goers at the Vancouver venue made some noise not only for Kings of Leon as they took the stage, but also for Twilight twosome Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Pleasing their palates before the concert, no doubt the pair of paparazzi magnets and their Eclipse cast mates caught a glimpse of the Gastown steam clock– a tourist attraction constructed in the late 1970’s which is sure to spark the interest of any steampunk aficionado– as they made their way inside the Water St. Cafe. The windows of the cozy eatery frame a view of the unique timepiece that stands opposite, its quarter hour chime and ghostly mist emitted from its steam engine creating a romantic, Victorian era aura for visitors of the historic district.
Sightings of Twilight stars have been numerous since pre-production began, and day prior to the concert cast members were spotted mulling over the menu at Miku, a Japanese restaurant known for serving aburi-style (scorched) sushi.
Twihards unable to visit Vancouver in the hopes of viewing their favorite vamps can still get an up close look at some of the costumes that helped to bring the characters of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan to life on the big screen. At Planet Hollywood in New York City, fans can peer at the prom dress worn by Kristen Stewart (a Max & Cleo sapphire silk creation that was a steal for $20 at a Ross Dress for Less) and the somber-toned suit that Robert Pattinson stepped into before dancing to “Flightless Bird” with his leading lady.
Note: Twilight prizes will be awarded for the winner’s of Lovetripper’s next contest, which starts September 1st!
Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner outside the Water St. Cafe in Vancouver’s Gastown district:
Robert Pattinson at Miku restaurant:
Taylor Lautner was among the cast to enjoy the Japanese cuisine at Miku restaurant:
Photos courtesy Picapp