Friday, August 15, 2014

Star Wars Night at Dodger Stadium 2014

For the sixth year in a row, R2 participated in Star Wars Night at Dodger Stadium.

The characters reported in to the Club Level around 4:00pm, for the 7:00pm game. Our mission was to troop from around 5:00pm-7:00pm. Tommy Lasorda paid R2 another visit.

Around 5:00pm, the characters gathered for a group picture, before dispersing to four different areas of the stadium.

This year, R2 and several other characters were designated to go to the area near the right field pavilion, where fans had purchased the Star Wars Night package, that included Star Wars t-shirts and tickets.

This guy is disconcerting to some people.

I had to get a picture with this family of Star Wars fans wearing their R2-D2 t-shirts.

Fans were super-well behaved and respectful. It may have helped that we had five security guards with us.

A little before 7:00pm, we wrapped up and headed back up to the Club Level so the characters could change back out, and so I could stow R2 during the game. (Here's a challenge: See if you can spot the two Stormtroopers in the picture.)

The Dodgers gave us good seats from which to watch the game. Unfortunately, the Dodgers gave up a 2-0 lead in the 8th inning, and ended up losing the game 6-3. R2's record is now 4-2.

After the game, there was a Star Wars-themed fireworks show, with movie clips on the scoreboards, and fireworks set to the Star Wars Music.

Around 11:15pm R2 headed for the car, which was only about a 300 foot trip. And around 11:45pm he finally made it, after lots of this.

Another great night, and I hope to be back.

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