Sunday, November 30, 2008
Macy's Parade Screen Caps
As faithful readers should know by now, I was up in New York to catch my son march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We knew that the Georgia Tech Marching Band was the second band in the parade. My game plan was to go up to Columbus Circle and get some video footage and then call my wife with the heads up that they were on the way. As you can see in this picture, I never really got very close to the parade itself.
I actually had a pretty clear view of the parade route but as soon as the Snoopy balloon passed, the crowd started jostling and pushing and the video footage was crappy. At best I saw some plumes and tubas go by.
My wife had a much better view. We were staying at Crowne Plaza in Times Square which is on the parade route. Their restaurant was holding a brunch during the parade so we made reservations and she went before the parade to get our table. In the picture below, the restaurant is just over the Hershey's Store on Broadway and 48th Street. The NBC camera just cuts off the window in this view.
But my son had the best view of parade since he was actually in it. Here is the band captured crossing the Macy's star at Herald Square.
And I'm not completely certain that the person I'm pointing to is him, but he is one of the saxophonists. I've sent him a picture for him to try to identify himself in. We'll see if it can be done.
As I warned you, I have plenty more pictures and stories and celebrity sightings to come. For now you can look at the Flickr set that has some of our pictures from before and after the parade.
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Disclaimer: The pictures in this post are photographs of screen shots from the DVRed broadcast of parade which probably violates various copyright laws a good half dozen ways. To the NBC/Macy's lawyers, I say "Tough." My kid is only going to march in that parade once in his life and I'm going to document it nine ways to Sunday.