Many of the musicians did kicks and jumps (not the tuba players) as well as marching steps. I wondered if that routine would last the length of the parade. At the start, they all seemed so excited to perform.
Then came the Muses. You would not have seen this parade 30 years ago when women stood at the sidelines unless they were queens or a member of the court. This is the ladies' parade with a satirically female theme.
Men are not excluded. They're holding back the crowds, holding up the flags and driving the tractors that pull the floats. We've still got flambeau carriers, though safer ones than in years past.
|An Elvi, rolling|
I'm missing the parades tonight because I've got stuff to do and know there'll be ample opportunity to see more in the next few days. The city's practically shut down.
|A parade watcher having a smoke.|