“Mos Eisley spaceport: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.” –Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars (1977)
This week proved that the anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is at a batshit crazy level. The pre-sale ticketing alone has been shattering records across the globe, leaving analysts (and let’s be honest, everyone over at Disney) pissing their pants in excitement at all the receipts coming their way.
Because the Force is strong with this fanbase, unbelievable things tend to happen, from awe-inspiring short films to mind-blowing cosplay by diehards willing to transform themselves into IG-88. Or, you know, when a hip bar decides to go full Mos Eisley and transform their establishment into the dirty, stuffy, and dangerous cantina.
Yes, on December 16th, Chicago’s Logan Square hangout The Whistler will become the Mos Eisley Cantina in anticipation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As Timeout Chicago reports, “local musicians will play the role of the cantina’s house band Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes” and “the cocktail menu will also be overhauled to fit the galactic theme.”
Surprisingly, droids will be allowed as the bar’s willing to let anyone come in — that is, if they’re over 21 years old. Fortunately, there are plenty of 20- or 30- or 40- or 50-somethings willing to forgo their humanity and become a Wookie, or an Anzati, or even a Sakiyan. Fingers crossed all the Rodians stay home, as this writer’s flying Solo.
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