Friday, December 29, 2006

Taking Rose Parade By Stormtrooper

An Imperial legion of 'Star Wars' fans will be marching in costume when George Lucas serves as grand marshal."Jorge Candelas spent eight months perfecting the look of his Imperial biker scout uniform.

He watched the "Star Wars" movies over and over, making sure the plastic armor on his uniform sat at just the right angle.

He endured teasing from his father, who calls him his "8-year-old who never grew up."

But on Thursday, the 30-year-old computer engineer from Durango, Mexico, was marching proud. He joined 200 fellow "Star Wars" fanatics at a Pasadena high school football field, trying to march in unison on the commands of an Army Reserve colonel in preparation for the 118th Rose Parade. "

The rest of the story at

Update: video of the parade at Warning: Ewoks.

Also: Stormtroopers practicing for the parade photoset at

1 comment:

Borrego said...

Well that guy just sounds lame.