Star Wars Themed Snowball Fight in Washington DC During Historic Blizzard
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — “Star Wars” fans along the East Coast have taken to the streets in the wake of this weekend’s massive snowstorm, drawn out by the irresistible similarities between the snow-covered landscape and the ice planet Hoth from “The Empire Strikes Back.”
Hundreds participated in a “Star Wars”-themed snowball fight in Dupont Circle organized by the Washington D.C. Snowball Fight Association. Most did not wear costumes, but some did, including one “Jedi master” who spoke to WJLA.
“We’re big Star Wars fans, and if you are too, bring your outfits and get into character as you engage with Storm Troopers, Jedi, Vader and maybe even some Ewoks!” the event’s Facebook page said.
Although thousands said they planned to attend, the lack of public transportation and icy roads kept many from making it downtown.