A couple of the bands earned hearty applause from the crowd: The Nevada Union High School didn't just march by rote along the route, they moved to their music. We all loved that.
We heard the announcer say that the committee paid The Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band and Temperance Society, LMTD band to STAY HOME this year (tongue in cheek, uh-huh), but they not only marched close to the beginning of the parade, they came back to much laughter near the parade's end. A big hit.
A few of the more interesting Nevada City adult soapbox derby entries entertained us as they moved down Broad Street - we missed the contest this year, as well as the annual Nevada City Father's Day Bike Classic - but today we watched bike racers sprint around the bright yellow pace car. We had horses and llamas; fire engines galore: new ones and oldies; perky cheerleaders; Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, the Peace Party, and tea parties and non-tea parties, and all manner of election year folk on view. Haha, even Waste Management rolled their shiniest big green and yellow truck down the route.
I don't believe I've ever seen so much red, white and blue.
MADE IN AMERICA!