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Concord Jedi

By Tony Hicks
Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 5:45 pm in Uncategorized.

I saw the weirdest thing in Todos Santos park on Sunday. And it had nothing to do with the doggy Halloween costume competition.

I saw this guy in his early 20s, dressed as a Jedi. That’s not so crazy this close to Halloween – or in Berkeley. What was strange was that he had a group of youngsters to whom he was seemingly giving Jedi lessons. And there were parents sitting there, watching like it was pee-wee soccer or something.

Is it just me, or did someone figure out how to convince parents with too much disposable income that he can make their kids into Jedi? And why didn’t I think of it first?

He was running them through drills and doling out dueling tips as they sparred with plastic lightsabers (maybe he told the parents it’s against California law to break out the real things until the kids turn 12). I couldn’t get close enough to hear what he was saying. Had I known this was happening, I would’ve dressed up as the evil Darth Maul and crashed the party, screaming and swinging my own lightsaber, scarring the youngsters in the process.

Anybody know anything about this? I tried Googling “Todos Santos Park” and “Jedi,” and got a bunch of gibberish that looked like lyrics to a Sigur Ros record.

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5 Responses to “Concord Jedi”

  1. Joe Says:

    Just another freak is my guess. Maybe one of those annoying “too much disposable income” types hired some professional party Jedi for a birthday.

    I really need to make more money.

  2. vinnie ballgame Says:

    I missed the Jedis. For some strange reason, anytime I’m at Todos Santos Park I fixate on the well-fed squirrels. I’ll look for the Jedi Master next time.

  3. Tony Hicks Says:

    Watch out for those squirrels, Vinnie. They’re sneaky. And they eat people.

  4. Michelle Says:

    Squirrels eat people? Are you serious?

  5. Tony Hicks Says:

    Deadly serious…