While attention this week was focused on (I know you're thinking, World Cup, but ...) the opening of the Harry Potter theme park, I think journalists missed the story: Potter's old hat. At least, that's what I concluded today after my failed Potter mission.
I visited five different stores looking for Harry Potter tchotchkes to have on hand for a Potter movie viewing party tonight. I would have settled for cheap imitation Potter magic wands. Potter-themed candy. Hats. Capes. God, anything.
But I found nothing at four of the stores, and only some lame and incomplete costume stuff at the fifth, a party supply store.
What happened? I realize it's Toy Story 3 everywhere, but the Potter craze isn't over, is it? There's still a movie or two to come yet.
Is this any way to treat the boy wizard???