Skip to comments.123rd Rose Parade: January 2nd
Posted on 12/30/2011 1:49:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita
The 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade, with the theme Just Imagine..., will take place on Monday, January 2, 2012 at and will be broadcast commercial-free live at 8:00 a.m. on KTLA 5 and KTLA.COM with hosts Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards.
(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...
Rose Parade: Volunteers put in long hours to finish floats
“No TV coverage, just a human tide”
I hope you’re right...I just don’t think the network will be able to resist giving them coverage.
It has been quite nice the last few days.
We spend about the last five weeks with the night-time temperature down in the 40s, and the highs in the 60s. Now we’re in the 50s to upper 70s range.
Finally some relief. This has been a particularly tough winter.
;^) About all I can do is smile. We are fortunate.
You don’t have to wake up to living in a “Red” (traditional) State though, the people’s republic of California.
It’s such a great state, and the Left has nearly destroyed it. Really sad.
A bazillion years ago I was in HS band and we worked on a float for Knots Berry Farm (I don’t recall what linked us to them).
They issued us big buttons with “Why KNott?” with the “N” backwards.
After working all night with no sleep, that N started to look normal and all OTHER “N”s looked backwards for at least a day!
But we did get to see the parade from a pretty good vantage point and it was an interesting experience.
Looking foward to watchng the Rose Bowl Parade on tv Monday. :)=^..^=
I do not believe any planned OWS protests are going to last long, because Pasadena’s Police Dept. will be out in force as well the parade goers not going to put up with any OWS bs.
Amen to that my FRiend. It is heartbreaking. I have lived all my life in California and it is more naturally gorgeous to me than ever, which makes the political disintegration all the more painful and infuriating.
The annual Rose Parade is the pride of Pasadena, and a tradition of which all America can be proud. Look for one of the floats to display a large U.S. flag depicted in flowers high atop Mt. Rushmore!!
I look forward with excitement every year, and this year to JR Martinez as Grand Marshal, in addition to the military bands and mounted units.
Thanks La Enchiladita. That makes you La Enchilada Grande in my book.
As a kid I went with my family threee times to see the parade.
Then the next day went to the area the floats were parked.
GOD sure makes beauty. Every exterior visable part has to be covered with natural non man made stuff.
Back to what’s important.
Them Red Sox going to right the ship in 2012 ???
As a kid the first time I was there to see it, Ike was grand marshall.
Seems like a hundred years ago not just 50
I love Southern California. Lived there for 26 years, now in Memphis and would trade in a heartbeat.
I too remember that day and turned to Mr C4E saying WTH, where is Stephanie E? I sure missed her that year in the main seat. First time I saw Stephanie was decades ago as the weather girl on GMA..early 70’s, she was sooo funny as the sticky weather symbols wouldn’t stick to the map and she just gave up and winged it.
Dang, you must have been a kid at the time. Knotts hasn’t been in the parade since...I don’t want to type it. I do remember fondly the founders Walter and Cordelia Knott riding on a float back in the day. I wonder if that was the one?
Early next morning we were there!.
One time, maybe '73, my friend and I climbed the light pole kitty corner from the grandstand bleachers at the turn onto Colorodo. Had a bird's eye view of the entire parade from the metal outriggher that the traffic light was suspended from.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.