In the past I've given you pictures of trash, beach blankets and sun umbrellas, this post (including pictures of part of a horse and part of a band, plus a video of noisy tow trucks) and pictures of photographers at the Doo Dah Parade. You can see more of my Rose Parade pictures on Flickr.
Here's a picture of the snow-capped Mount Something, in the distance, as seen from Colorado Boulevard. Note the sponsorship on the banner. For your enjoyment I photoshopped a number of light poles out of this picture.
This year I present pictures of
- high tech amusement before the parade (I saw several desktop computers, one of which had 2 computers. There were also xbox setups powered by generators.)
- some of the omnipresent temporary fencing used to control the crowds (the Do Not Enter sign is year round.)
- an empty bottle of cheap vodka (I'm sure public drinking is discouraged but I doubt this was the first time it has ever happened)
- a team of horse shit removal engineers (there were 22 equestrian units in the parade, hence 22 similar trios of sweeper, shoveler and can pusher. I wonder what happened to the 22 buckets of shit afterwards.)
- sign carriers who follow the parade (mostly exhorting the crowds to fear eternal damnation - I guess they regard Pasadena as an awfully sinful place and the parade as some sort of pagan ritual.)
The pictures will enlarge if you click them.
Here's a video of post-2010 Rose Parade preachers with megaphones. "Will you be saved, older man? Will you be saved, older woman?"
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