Greetings from soggy Pasadena!
Published: January 2, 2006 at 1:19 PM
I've stood on many rain-soaked parade routes in my days as an attractions host at Walt Disney World. But when it rains on the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, no one cancels the show. So out there I stood, rain soaking every inch of fabric on my body, even though I was wearing a rain poncho, supplemented with a couple of garbage bags.
If you watched the show on TV, you missed the deluge that soaked the five-and-a-half mile parade route soon after the units marched past the cameras at the very start of the route. By 11 a.m. Pasadena time, the rain was coming down sideways.
But I caught some pictures of Disney's Rose Parade float, which ironically won the Craftsman Award. Ironic, because the float couldn't make it to the end of the parade without a tow.