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The people, bands and equestrian units of the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade

These photos were taken at the 124th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade, held January 1, 2013. Once again, I have taken too many photos to put in one gallery, so I have broken them up into two groups. This gallery consists of basically anything that was not a float; marching bands, equestrian units and basic people watching. I was set up at Colorado Boulevard and Allen Avenue, primarily on the southeast corner. As this is a very large gallery, you might find it easier to view using the slideshow feature; you can use the full screen option for the best viewing.

It was a cold morning, but that did not seem to dampen anyone’s spirits. By the time the parade got down to us, I think most people had forgotten about the chill in the air. A portion of the watermarks on the photos have been purchased by Got Web Host, who has been hosting web sites for personal and commercial use since 2002. The other half of the photos were watermarked as a donation to the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation, the only charity for victims of Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease (RAD), also known as Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). If you know someone that suffers from RA, please tell them about the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation and perhaps consider making a small donation to the cause. Continue reading

123rd Tournament of Roses Parade photos

Happy New Year! Yes, it is 2012 and so far, it is starting off with a bang. A tradition for the past 123 years has been the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA which is normally held on New Years Day. Since New Years fell on a Sunday this year and the parade has a “Never on a Sunday” rule, it was held on Monday. The theme for this year’s parade was “Just Imagine” and as you can see by looking at the photos of the floats, there was a lot of imagination put into their design. This was my first opportunity to attend the parade but hopefully it will not be my last.

Since there were so many photos I had to break the parade up into two groups. These photos are of the marching bands, equestrian units and drill teams. The next gallery will be of all the floats. There are 900+ photos in this gallery, so if you marched in the parade, there is a very good chance your photo is here. Additionally, since there are so many photos, you might find it easier to use the slideshow function and let it run on auto-pilot. There is even a full screen option for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading

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