I put it that way because it was snowing, just like in the movies. Whee!!!
I enjoyed the parade as much as I could, given the circumstances. I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the one in 2004, though. I would have enjoyed it more
...WERE IT NOT FOR THE THREE IDIOTS BLOVIATING OVER THE PA SYSTEM!.
This is a small-town parade and it's only being seen by the people who are right there on the sidewalks lining Main Street. IT DOESN'T NEED ONE MC, LET ALONE THREE OF THEM.
Most people can read. Those that can't are probably not interested that this float came from the sign company or that car represented the funeral home. I mean, come on.
Even worse is that the person who did most of the talking apparently knows one positive adjective--"wonderful"--and so everything was "wonderful". And it seems that the MCs didn't have any kind of list of participants in the parade, because the woman who did most of the talking was only able to identify them if they had a big obvious sign on their float/vehicle/whatever.
The local Cub Scout troop, for example, was "a bunch of children!" until she was corrected. *sigh*
This woman is, by the way, the lawyer Mom uses for various legal instruments. She's a decent lawyer but an awful MC.
AND A PARADE DOESN'T NEED ONE ANYWAY. SHUT UP AND LET PEOPLE ENJOY THE GODDAMNED CHRISTMAS PARADE, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!
...made worse by the fact that the spot I'd selected was right underneath a freakin' speaker, so I had that idiotic blathering hammered right into my frickin' skull.
The Crete-Monee High School choir rode past in a haywagon. They were not singing. What's the fuckin' point of having a choir in a parade if they're not gonna SING? Most of the Christmas songs aren't covered by copyright--even non-religious ones--so they ought to be able to sing something, rather than sit there all huddled up.
The school band was playing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", for example. Why couldn't the choir sing something? WTF.
But besides the parade there are other things going on, so I ambled around the town core and had a gander at everything. On balance it was a pretty nice occasion, and I'll go again next year, God willing.
But I'm going to make sure I'm not standing under a freakin' speaker again.