The first parade we took in started around 6pm and continued until well after 11pm. The weather was cold and there was a damp strong wind that chilled us to the bone.
Still – the people stayed and begged for ‘throws’ and clapped wildly. I felt sorry for the marching bands with the girls in their tiny outfits. They looked totally frozen but still determined for their time in the spotlight as they marched down the ‘very’ long parade route.
Unfortunately – The Man either had a bead with a sharp edge hit his eye or he had someone’s fingernail scratch it and he was in considerable pain with it for a number of days. Catching beads can be a dangerous business!
It was my first parade and I had a blast! (please click on pics for better detail)
Isn’t amazing how much work people put into this?
While others didn’t!