Wizrocker Erin Pyne of “The House of Black” blogs about meeting Tom Felton

In the previous of our recent interview with Tom Felton, he mentions meeting a lady in Florida who actually sung in one of the wizard rock bands.

Here is a snippet of that interview:

TF: Well, you know, when I was in America, I was brought aware of this thing called wizard rock. Are you aware of such a thing?

FB: Oh, yeah, definitely!

TF: Oh my god, I had no idea that people were actually making a living out of singing about, you know, Harry Potter! It’s craaazy, man! I find that so fun!

FB: Have you heard any of the songs, then?

TF: The funny thing is, we met a lady once who actually sung in one of the bands. And she got some of her friends on the phone. I think it was a band called ‘Draco and the Malfoys’?

FB: Yeah, yeah!

TF: Yeah, it’s quite random! And I spoke to them, and was like, “Hello, nice to meet you.” I won’t lie, I thought it was a novelty thing; I didn’t realize it had this huge following! And they actually have gigs and stuff! I was like, “Wow!” I mean, ‘Draco and the Malfoys’ actually toured Europe! It’s incredible.

FB: And have you heard their song “Tom Felton’s Kinda Hot”?

TF: Well, I think I heard about that… Aren’t there guys in that band?

FB: Yes, but it is from Draco’s perspective, see? All the songs in wizard rock are from the perspective of the character the group is named after. So this song is about how Draco thinks you’re a good actor to play him in the movies.

TF: Well, there you go. How bizarre! How bizarre. Wow, well, that gives me more insight!

Well, thanks so much to Wizrocklopedia for pointing out that the “lady” Tom mentions is really Erin Pyne of “The House of Black,” and she blogged about her experience last January where she met Tom Felton, talked about Wizard Rock and helped him swim with dolphins (she works at Discovery Cove in Florida, where Tom and Jade were visiting).

Tom Felton and Erin Pyne from “The House of Black”

In her blog, Erin discusses how she had the opportunity to go to dinner with Tom and Jade the night before they would swim with the dolphins:

I walk into the lobby and Tom Felton is standing there. He’s standing with a beautiful girl I knew was his girlfriend, a Universal PR person, and a Portifino Hotel person. I walk over boldly.

“Hi, I’m Erin Pyne. A friend of Paul’s.”

Tom reaches out his hand enthusiastically as smiles widely. His wonderful accent pours out him as he shakes my hand, and I suddenly forgot to breathe.

She also gave Tom some gifts on behalf of “Draco and The Malfoys” and other Wizrock bands:

On the way I gave Tom the gifts I’d brought for him. A Draco and Malfoy’s T-shirt and CD, which I said were for the band, cause Brian was planning on sending stuff but just didn’t have the time, a Deatheaters Forever Button, the really nice metal one (he said he’d wear on his Draco tie) and a Best of Wizard Rock Cd I put together with music from tons of bands, DatM, HatP, Remus, Whompy, Riddle TM, MoM, and so many others. He said he’d heard of wizard rock, because someone had told him about DatM, but had never heard it, and he was excited because now they would have something to listen to in car on their long drives.

She also talks about Tom and Jade at Discovery Cove, and when Tom got to kiss a dolphin:

When Tom leaned in to kiss the dolphin and hesitated for a second, the mother said, “Of come on, you can’t be frightened of the dolphin, you can do magic!” Which almost made me die of embarrassment! I don’t think he heard her though because he was concentrating on the dolphin.

Read more here!

Thanks so much Erin for your great story, and thanks Wizrocklopedia for pointing us to her blog.

As a note of closing, I can also tell you that after Tom and I got off the phone after the interview I bought (so yes, it was legal!) a second copy of “Tom Feltons Kinda Hot” by “Draco and the Malfoys” and sent it to Tom and Jade. I assume that song was already on Erin’s CD, but I thought it was something that he should hear. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Wizrocker Erin Pyne of “The House of Black” blogs about meeting Tom Felton

  1. that was so cool! XD man i wish i could meet Tom. that would so be the shizz. it would be really nice though if we had a pic of him kissing that dolphin. XP ah.. wishful thinking.

  2. Erin, you lucky little b! (It’s ok, I know Erin from OHPC [Orlando Harry Potter Club] and Terminus). She never told me about this! I was at her house last month for a going away party for another friend. Crazy stuff!

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