Rose Parade 2008

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.

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Next, my old friend (previously seen swathed in plastic):

RP Native American

The WCGB Sweepstakes Award goes to the City of Santa Fe Spring’s float celebrating Dia de los Muertos:

Dia de los Muertos front

Dia de los Muertos back

The WCGB award for Best Use of Peanuts goes to the Dodgers float:

RP Dodger Float

I just KNOW you’ve always wondered what is underneath those huge bleachers at “Parade Corner” (where Orange Grove meets Colorado):

RP high rent district

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:

China Gloat

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4 Responses to “Rose Parade 2008”

  1. Kathy Says:

    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.

  2. AP Says:

    These are great photos..thanks!

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