Around Town · Pasadena

Rose Parade 2009: Part One

At Del Mar and Orange Grove, I watched the last couple of marching bands assemble. Here is the City of Los Angeles band stretching in preparation for their march down Colorado.

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Live music. I love it.

Parade floats in their natural habitat:

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As this float went by, someone yelled something Not Nice about Sarah Palin. It wasn’t me. I swear it!

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Oh my gosh! It’s Bob from Sesame Street!

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If you’ve ever been to the parade in person, you know that after parade corner, there can be ‘pauses’ in the parade—it stops and starts again. Thanks to a slowdown, I heard both Sing a Song and The Rainbow Connection. My other favorite Sesame Streets songs are Ladybugs Picnic, Six Soccer Socks, and that perennial song-and-dance favorite, Hola. What are yours?

7 thoughts on “Rose Parade 2009: Part One

  1. @Miss H – Who doesn’t love a tuba? I almost called the photo of the one tuba player smiling “self-portrait with tuba player” because you can see me in the reflection (wearing my de rigeur Pasadena Bulldogs hoodie).

    @TRZ – Read Rose Parade 2008: Part 2. I bopped around.

    @AH – I think that’s from The Electric Company. But I’ll allow it.

  2. Wow! I would have been across the street from you if I had not been in SNOWY Portland, Oregon this holiday break! We have an open invitation to join a group of friends at Del Mar & Orange Grove (west side) every year!

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