It’s OK. Dont get me wrong, the balloons are AMAZING and all the handlers & the people in the parade are all alot of fun its really not all its cracked up to be. it was cold, rainy & windy…oh wait, i lie, the sun came out…when the santa float went by :dry: (he is last!)
Maybe if i could score some seats for the parade, THEN it would be worth it!
Now the Roses Parade in Pasadena, THATS one I want to see…only if i have seats though!!!:laugh:[/QUOTE]
I know full well that the best place to watch one of the major parades is on TV and not in person, braving crowds and nasty weather. Between that and the need to drive from Clifton NJ to Milford Ct for the annual family Thanksgiving dinner, we never went. I was hoping to catch it in 2003, but those plans went down the drain when DW got sick, forcing me to eat plane tickets and the tickets to my 30 year high school reunion as well as a prepaid Sopranos tour.
The Tournament of Roses Parade?
I worked the last 5 Orange Bowl Parades doing sound and lighting for the main revue and audience bleacher sections before it died when they moved the game from the Orange Bowl to Joe Robbie Stadium, so that parade means a little more to me. In fact, there were a couple years where our trucks were the last “floats” in the parade. (Gotta get home, so we’ve got to load out quick so they can reopen Biscayne Blvd!)
You knew it was bound for extinction when the networks dropped the parade and it was picked up by second tier syndication outlets.
Besides the Macy’s parade and the ToR are completely different parades. ToR is after all a competition with all the floats built by competitors while the Macy’s parade is all commercially built floats and it’s very similar to Disney parades (or is it the Disney parades took their cues from Macy’s?).