Location: Mo i Rana
The Mo i Rana Pride Festival was held last week, complete with a parade on Saturday. They invited every clubs and organizations in town to join in. Since the 501st Legion is an inclusive costume club, we thought it would be a nice way to show our support and take a stance against harassment and discriminatory behaviour.
We decorated our costumes and carried rainbow flags. We had also made some Star Wars inspired pride stickers that our helper handed out.
The festival had bad weather all through the week, but Saturday was sunny and warm. Lots of people joined the parade, and I’ve never before seen so many people in the park where the parade ended.
On the way back to our wardrobe (big thanks to Munin Coffeehouse for lending us their backroom!) we met a rescue dog in training. The pup was very unsure of what to make of us, so the owner asked if they could train a bit on passing us.
Our job was simple. We just had to stand there. The dog’s job was more difficult. It had to walk by two scary imperials without reacting to them. It took a few tries, but it got there in the end.
So you can say we did two missions for the price of one that day 😀