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Balloon Fiesta Troops 2018

 
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raiderj33 (Jenn Darnell)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:09 am    Post subject: Balloon Fiesta Troops 2018 Reply with quote

Hey Rebels!

The troops are posted for the 2018 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

Any Rebel Legion Member is welcome to join Bantha Canyon Base and the Dewback Ridge Garrison of the 501st Legion at the biggest trooping event to take place in our little Land of Enchantment!

***this is a FORMAL event-active approved Rebel Legion or 501st Legion costumes only for those trooping! Please sign up in the event thread ***



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raiderj33 (Jenn Darnell)
Bantha Canyon Base CO
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Joined: 25 Mar 2008
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Location: Albuquerque, NM
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some general trooping information for EVERYONE trooping the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. There is a lot of info so please read it all.

GENERAL INFORMATION

•This is a high profile event with lots of photo-ops and media. The AIBF is recognized as the most photographed events in the world. Everybody has a camera and you will be in hundreds of pictures. In addition, local and national media are present.

•We will have fair but not unlimited number of entry passes and parking permits. We will issue them for each event and collect them before we leave so we have them for the next event. Be prepared to carpool and/or pitch in to pay for parking.

•We will meet at the west end of the Target parking lot at Paseo del Norte and I-25, consolidate people and bins into as few vehicles as possible and car pool onto the Balloon Fiesta grounds. *** PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK TIMES THE NIGHT BEFORE A TROOP- TIMES CHANGE- YOU MUST BE FLEXIBLE ***

•As such, space will be at a premium. If you have a smaller travel bin, please bring it instead of your large bin. We usually try to have a variety of vehicles including trucks, etc. so you might not actually be in the same vehicle with your bin.

TROOPER INFORMATION

This is a CANON/FORMAL TROOP. Rebel Legion or 501st Legion Active approved Costumes ONLY.

*** One of each face character per TROOP- first signed up gets to troop*** The ONLY two exceptions to the face character rule are Leia/Boushh and Young/Old Kenobi

•No blasters, guns, props, etc. Light Sabers for Vader/Jedi are ok. The AIBF is strict about this so TAKE YOUR BLASTERS OUT OF YOUR BINS before you come to the Fiesta. You don't want to accidentally put it on out of habit.

•For the morning troops, we will be changing in the Balloon Fiesta parking lot before dawn. Expect it to be cold and dark. Plan on bringing your winter UnderArmor (or two sets of regular weight). A flashlight or camping lantern in your bin might help.

•On the other hand, the evening troops can be warm so be ready to be flexible. While we dress while it's still light out, we will be undressing after dark so again the lanterns and flashlights are helpful.

•There is an individual trooping thread for morning and evening events and will have details for meeting time and place.

•When we are moving from one point to another (like parking lot to the field) we will not stop for pictures. Politely tell them to come to the field. If we stop for one picture, many more will follow.

•Vader / Chewbacca Trooping: Things change when we have a Vader/ Chewbacca/ high profile face characters in the mix...
We will need at least two assertive and patient handlers for EACH high profile character. They will be stationed with their back to the balloon trailer or something else. One handler will stay right with the character while the other manages the line and cues the next excited fan for a picture. Once the line is established, it goes pretty well. All high profile characters need prior approval from Base Command to ensure we can plan for enough handlers.

I know this seems like a lot of info but this is a huge event and we want you to be as prepared as possible.

As we are coordinating our troops with the Dewback Ridge Garrison-Please be sure to post which troops and what costumes you're planning on so we'll have a rough estimate of the number of troopers, handlers, and characters for each event!
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