The parade hasn’t actually happened yet, but here’s a preview.
First, “Macification” – The parade will start with a big musical number like you’d see at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. They’ve been doing the big splash to start parade for the last few years. I advise coffee (or the caffeinated beverage of your choice) prior to viewing.
Next, my old friend (previously seen swathed in plastic):
The WCGB Sweepstakes Award goes to the City of Santa Fe Spring’s float celebrating Dia de los Muertos:
The WCGB award for Best Use of Peanuts goes to the Dodgers float:
I just KNOW you’ve always wondered what is underneath those huge bleachers at “Parade Corner” (where Orange Grove meets Colorado):
Finally, since you may have your back turned when it goes by, a peek at the well-guarded float sponsored by the Roundtable of Southern California Chinese-American Organizations and Avery Dennison. There was a guy sitting in the cherry-picker who appeared to be putting on the finishing touches:
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Thanks for the closeups! I hadn’t realized there were peanuts on the Dodger float. I took a bunch of videos and put them on YouTube, but they’re from 9 stories up.
These are great photos..thanks!