Star Wars Night: A Galaxy of New Opportunity
This past August, the Chicago Fire hosted their first official Star Wars Night. This galactic-themed evening was a charity partnership with Lucasfilms Ltd and gave the Fire an opportunity to flex their creative muscles into some special content for fans.
Historically, I have always been a huge Star Wars fan, and when this opportunity came I was excited to live out my dream as an honorary Jedi for the day.
The team partnered with Illinois' 501st Garrison, which is fan club of locals that collect Star Wars-related gear for reenactments and charity events in the midwest. Together with the Fire's creative team, we put together a space-themed highlight reel, fusing Chicago's "Men in Red" with the galactic rebel defenders of Star Wars. I was called in to provide some scratches and choose the theme music, which I felt could be nothing BUT Beastie Boy's "Intergalactic" given the circumstances.
Getting to work with the 501st was a special experience, and being able to soundtrack the celebration of the team (even though the game result wasn't what we preferred) was something I will keep with me going into a new season. Check out this behind the scenes gallery and my live mix from the Star Wars Gameday below.