6th Nov 2009
Southbank Parklands, Brisbane
1700hrs – 2100hrs
Walk the 10km MS Moonwalk around Brisbane city back to Southbank,
raising money and supporting the MS Charity
NO 4159 Sandman
TK 4423 TKTEX
TK 0889 oz_scout
TK 2153 The Scotsman
TK 6232 Moxxxie
TK 8321 Lestat
TK 4132 TheWolf
TK 2620 Crypto
TK 7384 BigMac
TK 4633 Explosion Ed
TB 8995 Muppet
DZ 7622 TheSniper
TB The Hopfot
Guest Trooper Attendance:
Samantha (Beanies GF)
Kev Vader (even SithLords wrangle sometimes!)
We started out in the marquee that was setup as a change room for us all, thank you MS staff Julia and Sarah!
A few select characters went up on stage for a mock warm-up with jedi mind powers by myself as they danced with the Cantina Song.
As this finished we waited for the last few troopers, posed for our group pic and then just made it for the start
of the MS Moonwalk.
So Began a walk of 10kms. At the first check point a couple of armour malfunctions were identified – but nothing gaffer tape couldnt fix!
A top up of fluids and then we continued, as the rain held off and the sun set,
The halfway point also happened to be the Story Bridge Hotel. Whilst Sandman, Samantha and Lestat forged ahead, the rest of the Squad infiltrated the hotel and liberated a number of jugs of beer, in the name of the Emperor. A toast to the Empire, a few more photo’s with locals and we were off. As we crossed the Story bridge we got many notes of appreciation from the passing traffic, and we then descended back towards the City.
As the walk continued through the Riverside nightlub/restaurant district, many many more photos from locals and international visitors were had.
The path grew dark as it entered the Botanical Gardens, which meant it was getting close to the final hurdle of the Goodwill Bridge. As we started to crest the bridge it began to rain but our spirits were not dampened and we passed off the bridge in (almost) perfect formation.
The last leg was back through Southbank, and we made it to the Finish line in just under 2.5 hours. Not a bad
As we entered the change rooms the media were all over us and had more
The Evening ended with chips and gravy at the Plough Inn – a great end to a great troop!
The Hopfot had blisters from being gaffer
The Scotsman needed some white gaffer to hold his thight plates on;
Moxxxie also needed some white gaffer to re-attach a piece of armour
Many Many Photo’s!
success!! And collected over $1400 for the team, well done all.