On Friday, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel ended with JJ Abrams inviting 6,500 fans that were in Hall to see a free concert from the STAR WARS saga.
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Being led to the stage by Stormtroopers outside, each person was given a lanyard and a lightsaber in the color of their choice.
The crowd was led out the back of the convention center to a stage that was set up in the style of Star Wars in Concert.
The San Diego Symphony was on stage set, and ready to go. JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy took to the stage to welcome fans and introduce the cast.
The concert started with a special video introduction with STAR WARS composer John Williams. After William’s stated “May the Force be with you,” the San Diego Symphony started to play the STAR WARS main theme. From there, the concert was in full swing.
The concert ended with a bang! No, I mean literally a bang due to the amazing fireworks that were fired off.
This was just amazing of Disney and Lucas Films to put this on for the fans. You hear people all the time at Comic Con stating that they “Do it for the Fans.” That saying is so clichéd at these events, but I believe that when JJ Abrams says he, he truly means it. Hats off to you Mr. Abrams! Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in your galaxy on December 18th 2015.
Slade started Temple of Geek in 2012 with his friend as a podcast. Since then, it has become a lot more. His obsessions are Transformers, Star Wars, Classic Video Games, Superheroes, and comedies.
Slade’s life was turned to the Darkside when his father gave him a gift in 1985. He was presented with the leader of the Decepticons, Megatron. Since then, Slade has become a collector of the robots in disguise.
The only other thing that comes close to Slade’s love of Transformers is Star Wars. He has met a few of the cast over the years. Slade’s one goal in life is to meet with George Lucas and just discuss movies with him.