Locally bred Harry Potter tribute bandHarry and the Pottershosted their 12th annual Yule Ball concert and fundraiser at Middle East Downstairson Sunday, Dec. 18. They were joined by fellow Hogwarts-inspired acts, Draco and the Malfoys,Potter Puppet Pals, Lauren Fairweather, Jason Anderson, the Whomping Willowsand Blue Milk Run, to raise funds forthe Harry Potter Alliance, a human rights and activism organization with (obvious) deep roots in Potter-lore.The wizard rock band, featuring brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge, also co-founded the Alliance and utilize the power of (super) fandom to encourage literacy, understanding and equal rights among muggles and non-muggles alike.


All photos by Derek Kouyoumjian for Metro.