Star Wars Celebration in Orlando was an emotional rollercoaster for all those involved. Not only was this the 40th anniversary of the space movie, but it was also a time when everyone got together to mourn the loss of Carrie Fisher. Even media shy George Lucas, the man behind the movies, made an appearance at the convention.
Lucas introduced Billie Lourd, Fisher’s daughter, who was dressed as Princess Leia in a white robe. This was the first time she gave an eulogy for her mother to the public.
A tribute video was shown after this, and then the stage went dark. People were crying already, and then there was utter chaos as the crowd went nuts when John Williams walked on to the stage. The 85-year old maestro accompanied the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra as they launched into the gentle, haunting strains of Princess Leia’s theme.
The 2600 people who attended the event in the Galaxy Room at the Orlando Convention Center were all left sobbing.
Wait, this isn’t over yet. All fans were given a limited edition poster commemorating everyone’s favorite princess.
— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) April 13, 2017
If Carrie was watching this from somewhere, we’re sure she must have loved every bit of it.