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Perth RAC Channel 7 Christmas Pageant 2017

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Event: Perth RAC Channel 7 Christmas Pageant 2017


LOCATION: St George's Tce, Perth CBD

DATE: Saturday 2nd December

TIME: 4:30pm - Approx. 9pm

LANDSCAPE/WEATHER: Outdoors, Hot, Windy

TROOPERS:

Stuart - Vader SL
Mel - TR
Q - TLJE
Richard - DS
Wayne - TB
Liz - TB
Mark - TK
Jerry - TK
Brad - TD
Plunk - TD
Ken - Tie
Jason - Tie
Peter - Tie
Luke -  IC
Jared - Tie Reserve
Ben - Tie Reserve (visitor)
Johnathon - IG
Tex - ID (Ysanne Isard)
Scott - ID
Glenn - BH
Ives - DZ
Patricia - DZ

WRANGLERS:

Sign Holder - Garry
Corinne
Marie
Anaïs


REPORT:
Troopers began to arrive around 3pm, some stopping for a refreshment before the big night began.Our visiting French Garrison trooper Ben and his fiancée Anaïs also arrived early, patches were traded.

4pm was soon upon us so we headed down to the carpark to change. More troopers started to arrive and the PCEC carpark was soon transformed into a Star Wars dressing room at the North Pole!

Around 5pm we headed up to PCEC into the aircon! The long wait began.. toilet breaks for those who could.

 

After what felt like 5 hours, we started our journey up to St George's Tce... which took a wrong turn.. literally..

The leader of the pack took us the wrong way to the start point.. spoiling the magic of Star Wars for a few people at the start of the route. Once we finally got to our starting position.. more waiting.. the unavoidable waiting that comes with the pageant...

Lots of chatting and fun was being had whilst we waited.. then suddenly everyone was distracted by the most adorable little doggo in one of the float cars wearing his Christmas hat.

Around 7:30pm.. we were off! 2017 Christmas Pageant had begun!

The crowd was AMAZING, 20+ deep at some points, they estimated more than 200,000 in attendance this year! They all screamed "STAR WARS" "DARTH VADER" STORMTROOPER" "KYLO REN" as we walked along, not to be big headed.. but I think we might be more popular than Santa.

1.5km later the walk ended.. our bodies ached but our smiles were ear to ear.. then the long walk back to PCEC..

The usual crowds trying to stop us for photos, but we dead. Vader was on route to take off his boots, not stopping for anyone.. not even cars!

Back at PCEC we stripped off, all of u happy to remove our costumes.

Some of us then headed up to the Metro Bar for another well earned alcoholic beverage then off home.

INJURIES: Many many, MANY sore bodies. A Possible Job loss at Channel 7

ARMOR REPAIRS: A few broken zips

HAPPY PEOPLE: EVERYONE!!

UNHAPPY PEOPLE: Us when we got taken the wrong way to the start line!

MISSION STATUS: Complete, and ready for next year.

REPORT BY: TB 13310

 

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Link to Instagram video

https://instagram.com/p/BcNBcaAnTHd/

 

 

 

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Cool effects to have light sabers glow up in the evening parade - thanks for sharing, you guys are such a happy evil bunch doing all that good!

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You sir are rocking the troops


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