Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
My holiday season just doesn't every seem to feel right unless I start with the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. So, as is my custom, I arose from my bed at 9:55am and glued my eyes to my television for the epic greatness that took hold of two hours of my life.
Fun Fact #1: I didn't know the Power Rangers still existed.
Fun Fact #2: I would have rather seen the Avengers twirling and tumbling on that green carpet.
Fun Fact #3: I was super low key kinda sorta filled with glee to see the Rangers. But the lack of Pink and Green/White was real shady.
I love all the bands that participated. NC A&T opened up the performances and did a wonderful job. The also had a a couple great performances from high schools and the Macy's Parade Band.
This was my first time catching the parade in nearly... *thinks* ... probably a decade now. WOW! Watching the parade used to be my ritual with my mom (followed by football with my dad. why wasn't i in the kitchen you ask? that's a story for another day) but it's something I hadn't kept up with since I moved out for college. I forgot all about the thrill and excitement of seeing your favorite characters floating through the air. While I missed Rocky & Bullwinkle (RIP), I was excited to see Mickey, Charlie Brown, and Kermit. It was also cool to see the newer trendier balloons (i.e. Hello Kitty, Kool-Aid Man, Shelf Elf, Diary of A Wimpy Kind) drawing in the younger generation into the festivities.
The Holidays Are Officially Here!