Friday, September 15, 2017

Star Wars Night at Angel Stadium 2017

Tonight was the 3rd annual Star Wars Night at Angel Stadium, and R2 joined many members of various Star Wars clubs to help commemorate the occasion.



Matthew Henricks joined me as my wrangler/photographer, while Gordon Tarpley joined in as C-3PO.

R2 and C-3PO posed for fans that lined up to take pictures before the game at the stadium's Music Garden. Always great to see these two characters together.



Lots of other characters were available for pre-game pictures as well.






A little before game time, some of the characters were invited to walk the warning track along the perimeter of the field. R2 and C-3PO were among them.




Just as we were about to start our walk, C-3PO and Darth Vader were invited to escort the person throwing the first pitch to the mound, so Gordon got to hang around, while R2 continued his lap around the field.




R2 managed to stave off loneliness, however.



After the third inning, several of the characters participated in the steal-a-base contest, along the 3rd base line. R2 hung back a bit since he's not quite as quick as the two-legged characters.




The characters mingled with fans during the 6th and 7th innings for photos on one of the concourses.



Some of the characters walked the warning track during the 7th inning stretch, but we all agreed that R2 might be a bit too slow to do the trip, and I don't want to be famous for holding up a major league baseball game. Thus, it was time for us to wrap up, and I headed on home as the Angels secured a 7-4 victory. R2's record is now 1-2 with the Angels. He has some catching up to do.

The full photoset is here. Many thanks to Matthew Henricks for taking most of the photos.

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