I’ve been telling myself recently that if I end up at Kansas State (fingers crossed), at least I’ll be able to say that I live in Manhattan. In all seriousness, I think the Midwest is a myth and am yet unconvinced that it really exists. We have a tendency to look over this U.S. region because we’re probably sleeping as the plane heads from one coast to the other. But in doing so we’ve missed what has to be the most kick-ass benefit in all of Harrydom: Kansas State’s third annual Hallows and Horcruxes Ball.
I can’t say I’m quite familiar with wizard rock (YET), but this would have been a great opportunity to learn more about it. Wizards and muggles alike came together to listen to the stylings of The Remus Lupins, The Parselmouths, The Moaning Myrtles, Ministry of Magic, Justin Finch and Fletchley and the Sugar Quills, The Whomping Willows, and Gred and Forge. The best part? This was all for First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides disadvantaged children with books, and last year’s ball raised more than $1,000.
I propose we take this out of the Midwest and take it to the national level. We can call it Wormwoodstock, and it would attract Potter fanatics from all over the country. We can hold it on the White House lawn. I’m sure Obama wouldn’t mind.