Married to the Empire

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Neiman-Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade 2008

The 501st Legion, along with a few members of the Rebel Legion, were in the Neiman-Marcus Adolphus Children's Parade in downtown Dallas on Saturday. The parade benefits Children's Medical Center of Dallas and is a lot of fun.

Also in attendance was R2-D2, who was a very big hit. Before the parade started, I was walking with the girlfriend of one of the other stormtroopers and searching for the guys. We ran into R2 and his owner and operator, Wayne, so we walked alongside R2's trailer for a while and chatted. It was so funny to hear all the other groups that we passed shouting out to R2 and asking Wayne questions. Several members of the Hardin-Simmons band ran over to take photos with R2, as did several other people. I decided to take a photo with him, as well (notice the super-cute hat I got from Amy of Pretty Shiny!):



The Dallas Stars hockey players weren't far from the stormtroopers before the parade, so a couple of the stormtroopers walked over and asked me to take their picture with them:



Steven wears his Imperial officer uniform for the parade so that he can help lead the march. He wanted more stormtroopers, so he lent out his armor to his coworker Brian:



A few images of the guys from the parade itself:











The stormtroopers were mobbed after the parade for photos. Since Imperial officers are never as popular as masked characters, I took a moment when no one was asking for him to take a picture with my hubby:



And finally, I'll leave you with the television footage of the stormtroopers at the parade:

1 comment:

Vader's Mom said...

Looks like a great time!!! I love your hat!