Published: January 2, 2008 at 11:28 AMThanks for all the pictures. It always ceases to amaze me to see all of the subtleties that go into building those floats.
Published: January 3, 2008 at 2:24 AMI was at mile 3 and was impressed with the stamina of many of the bands and float walkers. A couple of floats needed some assistance from the towing organizations that attend each event. I was in an enclave of USC supporters that were not impressed with the fighting Illini and went all out for our local boys. The El Savadoran group was well supported and I was really impressed at the precision of the band from Japan. They did some moves that I have only witnessed form college organizations. The Bejing float had quite a security group traveling with them, but the crowd seemed to be very appreciative of their presentation. The Marine band received a standing ovation, the only group to receive the support of the entire crowd. I missed the excellent rope skills of Monty Montana. I would love to hear form others that were at different sections of the parade to see if the reactions were any different.