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    Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    This is from a newsletter from starwars.com:

    STAR WARS SPECTACULAR

    On January 1, 2007, denizens of a galaxy far, far away will march down the streets of Pasadena, California, in a one-of-a-kind "Star Wars Spectacular" during the 118th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade(R).

    More than 350 Star Wars characters, including stormtroopers, Imperial officers, Ewoks and Darth Vader himself will entertain the nearly one million people expected to line the streets of Pasadena to see the Parade in person and the tens of millions of more around the world who tune in via multiple television broadcasts.

    The massive Imperial stormtrooper contingent will comprise members of the international 501st Legion, a costuming and volunteer organization made up of Star Wars fans. Some 200 stormtroopers from more than 20 countries will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade, showcasing the emblems and colors of their local garrisons.

    "During the global premiere of Star Wars: Episode III last May, George Lucas was deeply impressed by the presence of 501st Legion members around the globe, and we wanted to honor them for their loyal support of Star Wars and their global philanthropy," said Tom Warner, Senior Director of Marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. Members of the 501st regularly volunteer their time to support local charitable efforts.

    Providing musical entertainment in the "Star Wars Spectacular" will be the renowned Grambling State University Tiger Marching Band.

    In keeping with this year's Parade theme "Our Good Nature," the "Star Wars Spectacular" will feature the Ewoks, residents of the forest moon of Endor, who will ride on a float showcasing their planet's unique environment with a plea to "Save the Trees."

    The celebration of Star Wars -- which coincides with the start of the 30th anniversary of the epic, six-episode adventure -- will also showcase a float that depicts the romantic beauty of Naboo, the garden planet of the Star Wars galaxy.

    "Being part of a grand tradition like the Rose Parade is a fantastic way to kick off this milestone year," Warner said. Over Memorial Day Weekend 2007, a large fan convention, Star Wars Celebration IV, is expected to attract more than 30,000 worldwide fans to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    Wow, that's pretty damn awesome! I'm a total fan of the Rose Parade, and this just seems pretty cool! Thanks for sharing the news!

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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    I can't wait to see it! I wish there was concept pictures for us to see. I think they had some at Comic Con yesterday. Drat, guess we'll just have to wait till the parade.

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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    !!!! im so there. this is going to be freakin awesome. ive always wanted to go to this parade and now i have more reason to go. Go star wars lol!!!
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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    ... wow... just wow...
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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    I went to the parade once and had more fun roaming the streets all night the night before than actually watching the parade. its crazy out there.

    Im so pumped though for this float. I might have to make a cameo in pasadena after we go to disneyland for new years!
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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    This sounds pretty cool! I'll definitely be watching on TV!

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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    I have a very close friend who is part of the 501st legion and is now in San Diego for the Comic Con. I bet he will have all kinds of news about this when he gets back. I can't wait. I never miss the Rose Parade and I love Star Wars, so this one will be a must see for sure.
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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    This is just awesome beyond belief

    And the convention that will be on Memorial Day weekend 2007 is in Los Angeles, close enough that I could go

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    Re: Star Wars in Rose Parade 2007

    I actually helped make the Jack and the Rosestalk begining float last year, it was pretty fun.

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