'Star Wars' stormtroopers to invade TPI's home next month
Published: December 15, 2006 at 5:25 PM
The grand marshal for this year's parade will be George Lucas. Usually, the grand marshal rides with his/her family in some rose-draped classic car and that's it. But not George. Nope, Lucas is bringing not one, but two "Star Wars"-themed floats and, for the pièce de résistance, two hundred stormtroopers.
Even better, the troopers will be a select group of Star Wars fans, picked from among the many who have bought their own stormtrooper outfits to portray the characters at various Star Wars and science fiction conventions and other events.
It's gonna be a full-on Star Wars geek fest. Walking down my street. You gotta love this town....
Check our Rose Parade page for coverage and photos of past parades. I'll update with photos of this year's floats, under construction, a day or two before the parade.