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Bridging Charms

Ministers and Presidents, Celestina Warbeck, controversial American wizarding band The Bent-Winged Snitches — all have caused flurries of excitement, with crowd members scrambling for autographs and even casting Bridging Charms to reach the VIP boxes over the heads of the crowd.
-- Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet (Pm)

Bridging Charms

Bridging Charms were used to create walkways over other spectators to reach celebrities in the VIP boxes by excited crowd members during some of the Quidditch World Cup matches in 2014. This was reported in an article by Rita Skeeter appearing in the Daily Prophet (Pm).

References from the canon

When Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood and other members of Dumbledore's Army reunited at the Quidditch World Cup in July 2014, Skeeter wrote that the crowd stampeded and the crowd rushed to the area, but she didn't say whether Bridging Charms were actually used on that particular day. Perhaps they were thwarted by the Security Warlocks and "heavy charms" (Pm).


From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore:

Pottermore enhanced reading experience: Quidditch World Cup

Screenshots of the original Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore: Imgur archive

Harry Potter Wiki: Bridging Charm

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