I finally got to go to the Macy's Parade. I will not say out loud how long I have been waiting to say those words. Everything about the event lived up to expectation, from the crowds, the floats/balloons, the weather, spirit and good vibes of the people, the bands and screams of excitement of the kids (and adults), the horses!, to the good spirited police officers guarding and blocking the streets.
I couldn't sleep all night with the anticipation. I laid out a plan to select the best spot...all that was for nothing, because there were throngs everywhere I turned. Being one of the short people did not help at all! I did find a perfect vantage place near 36th and Broadway. Near Harold Square. The people were fun and we kibitzed the entire 2 hours. There was one annoying woman who had no concept of "personal space", but in the spirit of the day, I didn't behave poorly (but I wanted to).
When Snoopy came around the corner of the building, I cried copious tears of joy, which were only stopped by the necessity of taking pictures. I always cry at parades. Spidyman and KungFuPanda were really cool. The celebrity that got the biggest roar was Gladys Knight, with Joan Rivers a close second, but she couldn't smile through all the Botox.
I will put on a pic of Spidy and will do a gallery later of all the best shots.