However, that's about all I got out of the article that made sense. It also says:
Between 15 and 20 people from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin are expected to don the costumes of three factions of Star Wars characters and march along the TIE fighter.Three factions of characters? You mean, the Light Side, the Dark Side, and then the oft ignored by ever so mischevious in a lighthearted manner Grey Side?
I suspect what they really mean is that three chapters of the 501st Legion (a dedicated bad guy Star Wars costuming group) from the three states will be showing up.
But the part of poor journalism that really cracked me up was the next part:
Empirical Stormtroopers will march with rebel allies and lightsaber-wielding Jedi Knights, Whitaker said.Empirical stormtroopers? As in they are guided by experimental data? Man. No wonder the Empire had such a hard time. They filled their battlestations with a bunch of scientists!