I was fortunate enough to receive a couple of seats to the Rose Parade this year. If you watched the parade on TV and saw the opening musical number, I was sitting near the performers who popped up and belted out their lines. I noticed them before the show started and they had that far away look in their eyes like Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate. Perhaps that what the specter of appearing national television does to one’s psyche.
People seemed to have a problem with the concept of Occupy the Rose Parade, but the intent was not to disrupt the parade. Why not take advantage of an opportunity when the streets are blocked off and people are watching to express one’s opinion? After all, those Jesus people do the same thing every year.
The music is courtesy of the Rose Parade—it’s the “good bye, we’ll see you next year” music. Of course, seeing the Constitution roll by with
“Sentimental Journey” playing…well, the irony was not lost on yours truly. Oops…the song is Moonlight Serenade. Thanks, Petrea! Mr. Earl mentioned it was Moonlight Serenade on Facebook too. In any case, as you can hear in the video, the music was terrifically loud…
The music was more upbeat by the time the Octopus rolled by (anyone know the name of the tune)?