…back at the store the next day, our TB numbers bolstered by Kylo Ren and a Stormtrooper, it was mostly more of the same. The public turnout was noticeably lower, likely related one way or another to that afternoons clash between local rival teams.
Our increased contingent meant that we were divided between the door and stage areas of the Store and while I kept myself amused with more statue behaviour (yeah, honestly mate your wife is dead wrong about me being real too, they would definitely have three people moving about in costumes and one random mannequin on display, you keep telling her) at the door there just wasn’t the flow of people passing by to avoid the day dragging.
Curiously a photographer turned up wearing a 501st Legion t-shirt, though clearly not a member of the organization, claiming to be from Jedi News. Even though they sold some of those garments off to benefit Medicinema, I dislike that approach as it comes off as an attempt by a third-party to give themselves a level of legitimacy by trading on our name…
Rotating out to the stage at the back of the store unfortunately dried up the flow of the public to a trickle despite the best efforts of our spotter to direct the photo seeking people at the door in our direction, it’s probably the top draw they want to have in that position as two more random costumes just wasn’t enticing enough to lure the punters so far back into the store. Thus it was a struggle to make it to the 16:00 finish, ending the weekend on a slightly damp squib; albeit through nobodies fault, except perhaps the Scottish Football Associations scheduling department!