This afternoon 50 Storm troopers took over O’Connell street and we marched down to the O2 where the 2010 Starwars concert took place. During the week Steven Cooper (aka Darth Vader) had been giving away tickets to the concert and amassing our army of storm troopers. We met up in the Gresham hotel this morning.
We walked down O’Connell Street, getting lots of reactions from surprised onlookers and plenty of Starwars fans taking pictures.
Then we made our way down into the concert. On the way in, there was an awesome museum of movie memorabilia. Then we took our seats and while the concert was waiting to start invent the stormtrooper wave, like the Mexican wave, but more stormtrooper like. It took a while to catch on but eventually we had everyone in the 02 joining in.
But the highlight of the day had to be meeting Anthony Daniels, the host of the show and original movie actor who played C3P0. His PA came out during the interval, asked us to stay behind for a chat and some photo’s.
Such a nice guy and it was a real treat meeting one of the actors that helped define a generation. Big thanks to all the troops who showed and thanks for being such great sports.