Gene H.- “So tell me, how did DARTH SAINT come to be and what made you choose this character”?
DARTH SAINT- “As a fan of Star Wars, I’ve always been fascinated by Darth Maul. I wanted to combine his physical appearance with my passion for the Saints. George Lucas envisioned Darth Maul as being a ‘figure from your worst nightmare’. My goal each and every week is to bring that nightmare to life for the opposing team”.
Gene H.- “How long does it take you to transform yourself into DARTH SAINT”?
DARTH SAINT- “On average, it takes two to three hours to make the full transformation”.
DARTH SAINT explained that he has been a season ticket holder for ten years and currently relocated to the front row in Section 116. But he has actually been a Saints fan “for as long as I can remember”.
DARTH SAINT- “My first memories of the team are when Jim Mora was the head coach. I was nine years old when the Saints had their first winning season. I’ll never forget how excited everyone was when the Saints made it to the playoffs for the first time that year”.
I then questioned DARTH SAINT on what made him transition from fan to Superfan. It all began with simply painting his face for the Rams playoff game. Then the Dark Side took hold.
DARTH SAINT- “When the Saints returned to the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina, I decided to take it up a notch. For that game, I shaved my head and painted a Saints helmet on my head. As the season progressed, my face paint got more and more extravagant. It all clicked for me when I found the Darth Maul contacts online. From that point on, I had a clear vision of where I wanted my look to go”.