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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Stars Wars Day - Subway travelling Stormtroopers

In honour of Star Wars Day, "May the Fourth Be with you" and all that, I wanted to remind you of how Stars Wars characters invaded the Subway. Sadly they haven't reached the London Underground yet.

Last year, the crazy team who brought
No Pants/Trousers Subway Day to the world, Improv Everywhere, decided to re-enact the first Princess Leia / Darth Vader scene from Star Wars in a New York City subway car.


Like them, I was amazed at how many people got out their camera phones and actually paid attention to this.

They said "One thing we learned is that almost every human will immediately take out their camera when they see Darth Vader. We've done lots of crazy missions on the subway over the years, but I have never seen so many people taking photographs of our performance. How can you not take a photo of Darth Vader? It's impossible to resist!"

Hat tip to @manima for spotting this.

Darth Vader OK, OK, a Storm Trooper appeared to be studiously ignored when queuing for a subway ticket in Toyko.

Densha Trooper
More on the Toyko sighting here.

Will someone in London put ImprovEverywhere's thesis to the test? Can we rely on Tube commuters to studiously ignore Darth & Co?


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