I took several pictures of the stormtroopers at the science museum yesterday. Partly, I was trying to capture on film just how popular they are with the crowds. People just love the 501st! When people figure out I'm with Ruf, I almost always get asked by at least one person questions about how much the costumes cost and how do they join? Even though they are bad guys, almost everyone loves a stormtrooper! It still weirds me out, though, to see little kids throw their arms around Darth Vader. He's evil!
People gathered around to get a pic with the stormtrooper:
Tie Fighter Todd and Stormtrooper James:
I tried to get a shot of Darth Vader with the hordes around him. However, the hordes crowded around him so much that I couldn't see him to get a shot! So, I had to to wait for the crowds to clear. All I managed was a shot of a guy doing bunny ears behind Darth Vader Paul's head. So disrespectful of the Dark Lord!
Tie Fighter Todd:
A radio station showed up at the museum. Kris Brunken from KRLD interviewed Ruf:
CW33 had a TV camera there to film the crowds and stormtroopers at the exhibit:
Ruf was in the process of "suiting up," and he couldn't find his other leg bell. He failed to notice that it was already attached to his hip. :-)