Anaheim, California was the place to be this weekend if you are a Star Wars fan because this weekend was the, “Star Wars Celebration.” Fans from all over the world flocked to relive all things Star Wars and to get up close with fellow fans. The George Lucas movies are some of the most popular films of all time and ever since news broke that there would be a new movie in the franchise fans have been chomping at the bit to get back involved with the fandom.
Thousands of voracious fans slept outside waiting to get into the celebration event and get up close and personal with director, J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. Not only would those lucky enough to get in get to meet the director and Kennedy but they would be able to buy exclusive merchandise from the franchise.
The event was a one of a kind tribute to the films and some fans, crazy and dedicated enough, even got tattoos commemorating their devotion to the franchise. Some got small tattoos that held meaning to only them, while others went a bit broader and got the Death Star and/or Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker’s) face tattooed on their bodies.
Whether you made it out to the event or not, the new installment of the Star Wars franchise is sure to blow your mind and bring you back to a time when nothing else mattered to you but the films.