Alamo Drafthouse recently announced an amazing human endurance experiment in the form of a Star Wars contest. Five lucky-ish contestants would come to Austin, watch all six Star Wars films, and then sit through The Force Awakens over and over again until only one remains. That person gets a ton of amazing prizes.
And now that day has come. They’ve actually been at it since 4am, and who knows how long it will continue. I personally love the idea of one of them bailing before Attack of the Clones ends, but that apparently did not happen.
This doesn’t have to be something you just hear about later. There are plenty of ways you can join in on the fun. To learn more about the contest and see bios for each individual contestant, go here. You can also see the action on Periscope (username: drafthouse) and Snapchat (username: drafthousesnaps). Furthermore, you can check out live-tweeting here and see updates on Twitter and Instagram by using #alamojedi.
It’s going to be a long, difficult day for these five people. Things will get pretty dramatic once they start dropping like dead younglings. I'm eager to see which one of them gets the figurative gold, but I'm more excited to see how worn and frayed they look.