Yes, exactly as you read it! But at least you’ve been warned! If not, you might just be strolling the streets of Malaga in the placid evening of September 22nd and suddenly … you run into the most terrifying elite troops that ever existed, the army of clones of the Legion 501, the dreaded Storm troopers of Star Wars!
As you are warned now, you can either flee and save your miserable life or bravely face with your camera the troops of the Empire, Siths and Darth Vader himself invading the streets of the historic centre of Malaga (see map below).
If you’re a fan of the Star Wars movies, you will not want to miss this event which will take place between 5.30 pm and 10 pm.
Not if you don´t know what is all this about, but if you have kids or your inner child is still alive; if you are this day in Malaga or you fancy getting some photos with the Dark side of the Force, we explain a bit more if you´ve become curious.
The “original” Legion 501 was a group of elite clone troopers in the service of the Dark Side; the “current” Legion 501 is an international organization of Star Wars costumes comprised of and operated by fans of the series, created in 1997 in the United States. It is a non-profit organization that works with organizations and foundations to help children and needy in charity events. In fact they are known as “the bad guys who do good deeds”, and now officially belong to the Star Wars universe and are recognized by George Lucas, who is also an honorary member of the Legion.
In the Legion 501 there is also the “Spanish Garrison,” displaying all their fearsome power in Malaga in the biggest parade of the imperial troops of Star Wars held to date in Spain, to be called IV Training Day and which will last for about 5 hours.
Are you ready to face the Dark Side? May the Force be with you! Below is the route of the Legion 501 through the streets of Malaga.