Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and the rest of the "Twilight" franchise cast spent their summers working on other projects and getting their photos snapped by every paparazzo in the universe before heading back to Vancouver to film "Eclipse." Sliding just a bit further under the radar, "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer drifted through the sunny season listening to indie rock and sneaking into a movie theater to catch the trailer for the latest adaptation of her vampire saga.
In an update on her Web site, Meyer wrote, "Admittedly, I went to see the 'New Moon' trailer on the big screen (yes, I'm a total dork. Who cares? It was worth it)."
She ended up staying for the main attraction, the Vanessa Hudgens-starring "Bandslam," loving the soundtrack and how the story "turned upside down some of those lame female-interaction stereotypes."
Though Meyer didn't say whether she got any writing done over the last couple months, she's been listening to a ton of music. Her fave albums? Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion, Silversun Pickups' Swoon, the White Rabbits' It's Frightening, the Dead Weather's Horehound, Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest, the Weakerthans' Reunion Tour, Elbow's The Seldom Seen Kid and Meese's Broadcast.
"I really should have known about Meese a while ago, but thanks to a mislabeled CD mix, I didn't realize Meese was responsible for one of my favorite songs until I went to their concert," she wrote. "And then I was glad that I already loved them, because the guys in Meese are possibly the nicest people in the world."
She caught Meese live in a concert along with the Fray and Jack's Mannequin. The 35-year-old author also checked out Blue October, whose frontman, Justin Furstenfeld, accompanied Meyer for a song-and-story tour last year to promote the release of "Breaking Dawn," the final book in the franchise.
Meyer wrapped up her Web site post with a shout-out to her "Twilight" fans, and the hope that she'll meet them in the fall.
"I'm looking forward to seeing some of you in November for a little movie release that I'm excited about," she wrote, referring, of course, to "New Moon." "Too many months to go!"