PREPARATION FOR BATTLE
It was a good amount of troopers for only have two weeks to prepare for this. I met up with the two local residents who had requested our service, Tim and Kim, at one of our previous events (Brookfield Zoo's "Zoo Stars" parade). They had mentioned to me that they were going to be marching in their town's Labor Day parade, and was hoping that we could participate in it. I told her that I would be able to do it, but wasn't so sure how many MWG members would be available for it. Surprisingly we had a total of seven, which was way more than I thought could do it. It only took all of us about 20-30 minutes to get ready, and before we knew it we were all outside ready to start marching.
It seemed to be a long wait for the parade to start, but it wasn't too bad since it was very comfortable weather and was nice to hang out with other MWG members before it actually started.
TURNOUT FOR A SMALL TOWN
Just as in other parades I've marched in when the cities were known to be small in size, the city all came out to watch this special Labor Day parade. Everywhere you looked people of all ages were waiting to see the parade march past them. Most of the people were screaming, "Look, there's Darth Vader!" Most of the people knew who we were, and it's great to know that young and old are so familiar with the Star Wars universe. They might not have known who all of us were, but each and every one of them sure knew who Darth Vader was. There was no doubt about that.
It was a fun time and if anyone in the town of Manhattan needs our services again, I'd be more than willing to drive an hour to provide my services.