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Hong Kong Base-Star Wars Hong Kong Fan Parade 2015 (27-7-15)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:24 am    Post subject: Hong Kong Base-Star Wars Hong Kong Fan Parade 2015 (27-7-15) Reply with quote

27 July 2015 was a day forever remembered in the folklore of Rebel Legion Hong Kong Base. Led by R2D2 and his former master Anakin, now the seduced and succumbed to the dark side, Darth Vader, 111 fanatical Star Wars fans, members of the Rebel Legion and 501st Legion from 9 different Asian territories, invaded Hong Kong Disneyland’s Main Street. Well, it was not really an invasion but the large collection of crimson, black and white clad armor as well as Rebels and Jedi marching down in the hot July afternoon was the main event of the Star Wars Hong Kong Fan Parade 2015. Not even the smoldering heat and the humid air could stop the relentless advance of troopers, marching under a truce of combined forces consisting of Republic, Imperial, Rebel, and the common folk of the Galaxy.

The Rebel Legion Hong Kong Base partook in this event hosted by Disney featuring its CO as Anakin Skywalker as well as Luke Skywalker, a clonetrooper and a host of Jedi Knights. This event however was not just limited to the one day excursion. As members of the 501st Legion and Rebel Legion arrived from many other Asian territories, Hong Kong Base played host to a number of events prior to the parade including a pub night on 24 July, a Chinese dinner on 25 July as well as an excursion to ACGHK, the largest comic convention held in Hong Kong. Together with the other garrison, outpost and bases, Hong Kong Base attended the dinner hosted by Disney themselves on 26 July where there was a briefing of the parade ahead as well as a surprise message from Albin Johnson, the 501st Legion LCO.

Despite a brief period of pouring rain prior to the parade, the skies cleared up at the exact moment allowing the costumed fans to gather up in the assembly area. With the brilliant sound of what is John William’s most famous score, the Star Wars Main Theme, led by the beeping and burbling Artoo, the deep breathing of Darth Vader and two celebrity Jedi being Ms. Shiga Lin and Mr. Pakho Chau, white-clad stormtroopers marched, sandtroopers moved on, TIE pilots roared, and tusken raiders howled. After the villains made their appearance, the Clonetroopers clanked down the cobblestones of Main Street, Disneyland followed by the mystical Jedi Knights. The crowd were dazzled as the “good guys” paraded past them – Mara Jade, Padme Amidala, Admiral Ackbar, Luke Skywalker and a squadron of Rebel pilots.

The parade was a grand success. As this was the first international event for most members of Hong Kong Base, it was an amazing but also a novel experience for them. Every member could agree that this was a renaissance for them, awakening to a new level of Star Wars costuming. After meeting so many new friends from other countries, every member’s contact list exploded. As well, a result of this international encounter was that many members were introduced to and embraced the new hobby of patch trading. By observing other teams, many members have new horizons of RL and would like to contribute themselves more for the future development of HKRL. All in all, the parade is the beginning of many things to come in the future!


Attendants:

1. Rebel ID: Anakin_Chris – Anakin
2. Rebel ID: Luke Skywalker (HK) – Luke (X-wing Pilot)
3. Rebel ID: Myaku Chow – Jedi
4. Rebel ID: Nina – Jedi
5. Rebel ID: Godone – Jedi
6. Rebel ID: DannyYeung – Clone Trooper
7. Rebel ID: TinLau – Jedi
8. Rebel ID: TsukiNoEi – Jedi
9. Rebel ID: Tinyii Lo – Jedi
10. Rebel ID: JunoJedi – Jedi
11. Rebel ID: Kazewong – Jedi
12. Rebel ID: Reventon Ng – Jedi
13. Rebel ID: Glenda Li – Jedi
14. Rebel ID: art2d2 – Jedi
15. Rebel ID: MaraJade(HK) – Mara Jade


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