Darth Vader and Queen Amidala were a top the Mike Endrizzi for School Board float (www.Mike4MPS.org) in the Minneapolis North East parade. It was a bigger deal than I thought and a hoot to shoot.
Mike went with a Star Wars theme obviously, and several characters actors showed up to get into costumes.
It was a really hot evening to be in a costume too. These folks were drenched when they took off their costumes.
I also learned how difficult a skill it is to hold a camera steady while you try to walk backwards at the same pace as the people walking, or riding in the parade.
Not wanting to leave all the fun to his friends, Mike dressed up in a Boba Fett costume, and rode his bike. He and Darth Vader got lots of cheers from the kids. They would run out to give high fives, and take the Mike4MPS bookmarks that the kids on the float were handing out.
I took a few moments to take pictures of kids both in the parade, and on the sides, but that will be a post for another day.