IL-Chicago-Museum of Science & Industry Nov. 17th

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IL-Chicago-Museum of Science & Industry Nov. 17th

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:dance: Sweet Home, Chicago :dance:

Members of the 501st Legion were asked for their time to troop an ole familar place - the Museum of Science and Industry located in the southern part of Chicago, IL. MSI has been kind in working with the Legion in the past with the exhibits Game On! and Action! An Adventure in Movie Making. Returning to troop the Star Wars: Where Space Meets Imagination was a wonderfully, familar experience.

Troops began arriving at 9:00 with Arcturus and his lovely wife, Jessi, directing members to report to the Founders' Room. The group was dressed and on the floor shortly after 10:00 am.

Starting off in the Great Hall for an appearance, members greeted museum goers who parked in the underground garage. The excited cries of the kids (and adults!) echoed around the halls for nearly 2 hours straight.
Around noon, Vader and his entourage moved upstairs outside the Star Wars exhibit and the Millenium Falcon rooster experience. It was quite overwhelming the number of people wanting their picture taken. And with both the Millennium Falcon and exhibit selling out, taking one's picture with a MWG member seemed to pacify those who were disappointed not to have a ticket. The kids attending the museum that day seemed to prefer the Star Wars characters and tattoos more than the exhibit itself. :D

Seeing so many familar faces mixed with new members on familar turf gave the entire event a relaxed tone. I appreciate the number of members who made the troop especially Grunt who did it all with a broken toe! And you've seen the size of those Gamorrean toes, right?!
We had a lot of out-of-towners and a lot of families who chose to spend their free time that day trooping. Thank you - it was a great time!

PARTICIPANTS:

0356 Mike Plesha Darth Vader
0412 Arturo Delagado Jango Fett
0604 Luis Bolieve Stormtrooper
1020 Jim Tampa Imperial Crewperson
1216 Bob Walton Sandtrooper
1876 Thomas Spanos Ganner Krieg
3200 Eric Timm Boba Fett
5202 Mary Walton costume support/event coordinator
6254 Dan Giese Stormtrooper
8699 Kathleen Mulholland costume support
0585 Trent Thornton photos/Darth Vader
0895 Michael Washko Tusken Raider
5852 Beth Johnson Pregnant Padme
5591 Jerry Treiber Gamorrean Guard

Troy Noel R2-D2 handler
Kevin Stormtrooper
Carrie costume support
Tracy Beuningen Imperial Officer
Abby Eggleston Jedi
Jessi Tampa costume support
Jennifer Plesha costume support
Michelle Delgado costume support

PICTURES:

http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z66/ ... I%2011-17/
Last edited by badmommy on Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Wow.....
what a turnout!

I am really bummed that I had to miss this...

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That was awesome!
Retired from Star Wars Costuming - then again retirement is overrated

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It was awesome - I highly recommend it :D
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