Breaking Dawn 2 Premiere Camping Advice from Expert!

Our friends over at His Golden Eyes (now known as pages to premiere) have some fantastic advice for those camping out at the premiere next week. A lot of newbies have been emailing us and now you have advice courtesy of Amy (Oh My Carlisle on twitter) who camped for the first time last year and is back in camp section 6 this year.


I camped out for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1’ premiere and I will be out there again this year (Shout out to Group 6!).  These tips are based on my experience and I tried to cover as much as I can think of to cover. I also live in the Los Angeles area. I’ve included images from my experience to give you some visuals as well!

Book a local hotel room! 
I can’t stress this one enough. Do you really want to get near Robert Pattinson after not showering for four days? Hotels are your home base.  You can charge your electronic devices and get online. You can store items that are expensive or you don’t want to get ruined by the elements. You can get a shower and use a toilet. You can get warm or cool off.  You can take a nap in a bed. A lot of people book a hotel room and split it among a group bigger than the occupancy because they are not sleeping in the room. I could never do this without having a hotel room within walking distance and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else do it either.

Prepare for the elements 
Southern California may have a reputation for sunny and 70 degrees, but as campers learned last year, that is definitely not always the case.  On the second night of BD1 camp a storm blew in that flooded tents, soaked campers and blew some items away. Make sure your tent is waterproof.  Make sure you bring extra layers including gloves and hats. It can get very chilly, especially at night when you are tying to sleep on concrete.  Conversely, it could be 90 degrees and sunny the whole time. Don’t forget sunscreen. Most importantly, keep an eye on the weather forecast.

Check out all the advice on Pages to Premiere!


  1. If you are with a group of 3 people can you bring a bigger tent for all three people instead of 3 8×8 tents?

    • Hi Kelsey,

      No. An 8×8 tent is the size of a four person tent. Here is what Summit’s rules state: Due to limited space, ONLY standard sized pop tents will be allowed (8’x8′ [64 sq. ft.] or less). No oversized tents, staked tents, or other such tents will be allowed. Any guest that attempts to use a tent that does not meet these specifications may be removed from the premises.

      As I said in the article, please review Summit’s rules prior to departing for Camp.

      Be safe. Have fun.

  2. Alma Garcia says:

    Thank you so much for posting! 🙂 woooohhh group six all the way!!!!

  3. This picture makes me so jealous! So far above & beyond the desire to meet ANY of the actors, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to meet Stephenie, if for no other reason than to tell her thank you for not giving up on getting published and sharing her creations with us.

  4. Yikes! Sounds so complicated. Camping out to see the Twilight stars would be great, but it seems like you have to plan a lot before hand!

  5. Brianna Daniel says:

    Woohoo! I’m in group 6 as well!! Can’t wait:)

  6. Have a question, I went to Wal-mart to buy a pop-up tent & the one they recommended has poles that fit together in sleeves, no stakes, but the poles help give the tent support. Is that acceptable???

  7. Hey I have a question what do u do with all if ur stuff the day of the premiere while ur hopefully on the red carpet and watching the movie? And do u know of anyone who is looking to share a hotel room to take showers? I have booked a room at the Stillwell hotel for my friend and I and was trying to find someone to split the cost?

  8. I just found out that i have to work on friday….do i really have to camp Camp out’ last year i didn’t have 2.

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