Saturday, December 12, 2009

2009 Holiday Air Affair

The 2009 Holiday Air Affair was another success. As an R2 Builder, I took on a lesser role this year opting to spend more time with the kids. Santa arrived on an Ashland Fire Truck and was escorted in by Stormtroopers.

Hannah and Joshua got to sit with Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. Wouldn’t you know it, a huge building full of airplanes and the kids decide to play with blocks.

The R2 Builders gathered before everyone got there for pictures.

The crowds and the picture line formed. Everyone loves Star Wars, and Brad and Syrena (Darth Vader and Princess Leia) decided to ham it up.

I saved the best picture for last. One of the 501st members let some kid dress up in his Jawa costume. The R2 Builders got him to hold Brad’s R2 dome above his head (Brad suffered only a mild heart attack).

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Star Wars In Concert Hits Omaha

Star Wars In Concert finally made it to Omaha and when it arrived it brought a blizzard with it. I was hoping the concert would be rescheduled, but no such luck. I was surprised to see how many people braved the storm. I guess when the Qwest Center tells you they won't reschedule or refund your money you find a way to get there (getting home proved to be a little more difficult, but that is a story for another time). The Rebel Legion, 501st, and the R2 Builders were at the concert; but unfortunately, they left their droids at home. I loved seeing all the Star Wars costumes and props.

The man that helped bring down the Republic!!!

I finally got my picture taken next to a back drop. There were LARGE crowds of people in line for every display area.

A senate guard and the Emperor's Guard! I use to have one of these as a kid. I told Michelle this and she looked at me like I had two heads.

C-3PO, the man...the droid...the Star Wars In Concert host.

Builders show off their new costumes!

Han Solo in Carbonite!