We didn’t go far for Halloween this year. The forecast was for rain, but I decided to camp out on the driveway with Artoo and big bucket of candy and waited for the throngs of kids to show up.
There were a couple of parties going on around me so I knew I’d get a good turn out, keeping my fingers crossed the rain would hold off.
Word quickly got out that there was an “Real” R2-D2 in town and people were coming from all over to see him. Someone proclaimed that I was giving the “Witches House” around the corner a run for their money
I was surprised by how many Star Wars character that showed up. I counted at least a half dozen Jedi and maybe as many clonetroopers. There was a sprinkling of Vaders and a couple of Princess Leia’s and one Queen Amidala and Clone Wars Anakin.
By 10pm I was out of candy and the wife called down and threatened to call the cops if Artoo wouldn’t shut up, so I called it a night.
Here’s a few photos from the evening, and as always there are more in the gallery.
“Vader, I am your father!”
C3PO stand in
For most of the night Artoo was surrounded by kids, and it was even more difficult than usual to make sure everything was in check – but I got through the evening without incident.
Quite a number of the dad’s kept on coming back, and I could tell from the questions that the wheels were turning on how they’d get started.
This group of witches were probably the rowdiest bunch having trekked half way around town in heels to meet Artoo.