I'll go first...
Happy 30th Anniversary to the bestMy memory of The Empire Strikes Back comes in the form of getting the Marvel Comics paperback before the movie came out and having my 12-year old head full of knowledge going into the film. I remember going to the now defunct Richmond cinema with my dad on opening day afternoon and being sat down in the centre of the cinema between my dad and some woman who'd come on her own. She kept talking to herself through the whole movie, but that didn't stop me from enjoying it. When the Falcon landed on Cloud City and a caped figure comes striding out to meet the heroes, the woman gasped, "Oh, no! It's Darth Vader!" I wanted to tell the silly woman that it was not Darth Vader, but Lando Calrissian! Little did she know that Vader was in fact waiting for them.
I also remember wanting to tell all of my friends that Yoda was a little elfin guy and that Darth Vader was Luke's father, but I knew better than to spoil it for those who didn't decide to read the novel or the comic for themselves.