Iâ€™ve had many unbelievable experiences trooping with my fellow friends here in my garrison ever since I joined the group back in 2010.
Like my very first trooping event. We were invited to spare a visit to a local hospital to the childrenâ€™s who unfortunately had to spend Christmas day there.
One of my personal objectives when I decided to become Stormtrooper was to troop by myself, not because I donâ€™t like the company of others, but just to have that simple and plain experience, to troop alone, that simple idea was to me like doing the Bungee Jump. What was that like? Was I crazy enough to do it so? LOLâ€¦
Back then (2006), one of the things that induced me was the legendary Danny Cho, (many of you know of whom I am referring to) what he started doing then for me was an exquisite idea that began to grow as a must do for me.
For those of you who donâ€™t know who this Danny Cho is, you can link to some of his old YouTube videos:
That guy was just the beginning; here at FISD and once in a while, some members spoke of their experience trooping alone and it sounded fantastic to me. So, with the support and enthusiasm of my wife, I decided to do it in a place that had nothing to do with Star Wars, Comics, Anime or Sci-Fi; in a place where you are not invited, in a place you are not expected; where people will either hate you or love youâ€¦ â€œSo, I did the Bungee Jumpâ€
Iâ€™ve picked an outdoor market, an antiques market that runs every Sunday locally. I almost back down honestly, I am used to be in front of people but my heart begun to beat harder than normal and I walked in with shaking knees, I cannot explain why this happened but it did.
I was expecting a similar feeling to other trooping events, however and somehow I felt the peopleâ€™s reaction to my character very differently; my senses began to expand; I started to live, I started to taste and smell the excitement of the people around me. People showed a level of excitement that I was not prepared for. Cars with families stopping by just to see me, the owners of the stands left their booth to get a picture with me. While I was walking though the market I kept hearing; WOWâ€¦ How much does he charges for the pictureâ€¦ Go get your dadâ€¦ ooh my godâ€¦ and it would be a long etceteraâ€¦
Besides the pictures, my wife took videos of everything and some folks even followed me the entire time keeping their distance and trying not to be obvious about it.
It was an experience like no otherâ€¦ I will never regret itâ€¦
If you have done this yourself, please share your experienceâ€¦