[Myself, TK-7888, patrolling the crowd]
My second Brooklyn troop – the first being the Brooklyn Cyclones game at Coney Island, which got rained out… This was another rainy day, but thankfully, the gymnasium hosting the event had a roof. (I’m still bummed that Skutch didn’t get to throw out the first pitch in his TC…it would have been awesome.)
[Left to right, it's Mary Alice, Ray, Julie,Kris, myself, and Mike]
Fairly small event – three stormtroopers, two bounty hunters, two rebel scum, and Darth Vader deigned to grace us with his presence after he got off work. (It’s always confusing when I have to explain to people where Darth Vader is: “Umm…he’s at work…on his Star Destroyer…”)
[Stormtrooper with cotton candy... Canival Trooper?]
The event might have been more fun if we had had more opportunity to interact with participants…make paper bag puppets together with kids or something…but the crew running the event wouldn’t let us do anything but walk in circles without buying tickets… I’m not gonna pay to do volunteer work. However, Mike did buy some tickets…Ray and I used them cotton candy.
[Ray and myself, holding what might as well be our love child...mini-Joker]
Darth Vader was asked to help judge the kids’ costume context…which is kinda funny, as Darth Vader can’t really see in that helmet… But there was only one costume that really mattered to us geeks: the toddler in the purple Joker suit, green hair, face paint, the whole nine yards… Who thinks to dress up their toddler as a psychopathic killer? Brilliant.
[Kris, Grimace, and myself (TK-7888)]
The other big thing, Ray insisted, was getting pictures with McDonald’s Grimace. I have to admit…that photo’s a keeper: Darth Vader, Grimace, and a stormtrooper…classic.