A new era of Star Wars films is officially upon us, so of course the best way to celebrate is with a massive lightsaber battle. Thousands of people met at Pershing Square in Downtowm Los Angeles and chose whether they would fight alongside the Jedi or embrace the Dark Side and join the Sith. Alongside the warring factions were food trucks, DJ and even temporary bar. Check out our amazing photos from Lightsaber Battle LA below.
Photographs: Gil Riego Jr.