Monday, 24 September 2012

The 99th Garrison attends the Spaceport Heroes and Villains Weekend - 22nd - 23rd Sept 2012

 The 99th Garrison was asked to attend a themed weekend at the Spaceport Centre on the Wirral.  This wasn't a charity fundraising event but was a publicity/promotional event for the Spaceport Centre.

This event wasn't a Star Wars themed event but a general Heroes and Villains weekend but as it was based at a Space Centre, a few star wars characters fitted in quite well.  So, there was me, Paul [Tie Figher Pilot], Grant Commander Cody], Jim [Crew], Colin [|Kick Ass], Eric [Crew] and Danielle{hit Girl] and other charcaters such as Captain America, Wonderwoman, Batman, The penguin, Spiderman and Catwoman and others!  

This was an early start for me as I was doing Memah at this event and needed to be ready for 10:00am.  It was a 2 hour drive!  I was the first to arrive though and was quickly shown through to our changing room for the day.

There was only a small number of the 99th at this event due to its style/theme and the fact that we had another large event on the 22nd Sept at the Sage in Newcastle Upon Tyne where we put up a very, very impressive turn out indeed!

The first floor of the Spacecentre is heavily aimed at children and is based on A Grand Day Out for Wallace and Gromit.. and I just had to have my photo taken with these two wonderful characters!

It was a fairly cold day outside the venue so I spent most of it indoors keeping warm and posing for photos with the kiddies.  

It was a good day and soon time to go home but boy..... did my feet ache!!!

Thanks to Don't Panic and The Spacecentre for inviting us.  Great to see Paul, Jim, Colin, Eric, Grant and to meet Colin's daughter Danielle.