There wasn't a soul around. No one set up to report on the parade, no judges, no vendors, no police, no fans. Road restrictions weren't even in place yet.
12:30pm: The road looked the same. I was very relaxed.
1:30pm: Do Dee Do. Mikey tekkin' a beer.
2:00pm. Hey there's some action! We could see the parade starting at one end, but there were several vehicles still racing to the beginning point - like trucks with troupe members, speakers, and major costume sections. The police were even late, so the Grand Marshall had to wait for them to get in front (note one of the marshalls later had his foot run over by a speaker truck - ouch).
First up - I must give you your music for your blog reading pleasure. Nu Vybes Band with I-Rep-SKN: play here or hit play below.
So we started with Masqueraders/Clowns (They began and ended the parade):
I got attacked by this bull, but luckily there are no pictures to document it. I think I might be pregnant.
I always said Michael hung out with a bunch of clowns.
Next up the kids! Again.
Winners of stuff!
By now the crowds had gotten pretty big.
We were up taking pictures, so we told folks they could use our shade (and chairs).
Now it's the big kids turn!
So there you have it. We waited over 4 hours for 1 1/2 hours of fun, but it was worth it. At least we were at the start. People farther downtown were still waiting. So now we're ready for the new year. Right?