I headed out to Fresh & Easy to pick up a few things around 4:30pm yesterday and was greeted by this sight:
Looking east down Hollywood Boulevard.
Notice the traffic backup.
I don't remember the parade having balloons in the past, but then again it's been a few years since I've actually attended the parade.
A little further down the street I noticed a rather concerned looking toy soldier peeking over a strip mall:
This balloon appeared to be throwing a temper tantrum:
Turns out he was just getting gassed up:
Oscar the Grouch and a flying Elmo were also in attendance:
I used to work in that building.
In addition to the usual marching bands and celebrity guests, the parade also featured young dancers representing different cultures. They were waiting patiently for the parade to begin.
Hopefully this is the start of a wonderful Christmas season for everyone!