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Poll: Have you ever been in a parade?
  • 32.3% - Yes and it was fantastic! 154
  • 42.6% - Yes, but it wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. 203
  • 6.1% - No, but I hope to be in one someday. 29
  • 19.1% - No. I hate parades. 91
477 votes

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Calgaltoal


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Yes, I designed the float and painted all of the walls to depict school scenes from each time. It was an Education Celebration. Education, past, present and future, using appropriate props for each time period. I have taught so long that the future scene is here! Computers were just coming out and my future scene was children, using headphones and computers.

originalamber


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I was in a homecoming (high school) parade and, for a while, the team I helped coach was in a bunch of parades.

jegandy


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At boot camp graduation...but that's probably not the kind of parade you were referring to.

olperfesser


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In college, I was a drill team member and we went to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. (King Rex)

glynis37


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High School Band and Girl Scouts ensured I was in many parades. Being in a walking krewe for Mardi Gras in New Orleans was totally different and amazing fun!

jcbroyes


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I was about 9 years old and got to be an elf on Santa's float in the town's Christmas parade. It was great to have Santa's ear for so long!

davoh


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I used to help decorate floats for the Rose Parade. Does that count? If not, what about a parade on a military base? I've been in lots of those.

JohnnyA1228


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Does a "perp walk" count?

PocketBrain


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1976, and I was about knee-high and dressed in ca. 1776 period clothing; it was the Bicentennial celebration. It was pretty cool, but a lot of walking for a kid my size.

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SquidProject


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In high school marching band, yeah. The field shows were the best part, but the parades were pretty fun too.

2bee


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Once, then I realized I was missing seeing the thing.

krychek67


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I have no idea what the parade was, but we were marching wearing our very stylish red bowling shirts with our empty bowling bags at our side...It was the late 70's and we just didn't know any better apparently. Not the proudest of moments.

photobobk


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Once drove two local Beauty Queens in my convertible in a neighboring city's "Home Days" parade. Pretty fun...

pkrzycki


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I've been in parades in both the summer and fall in full marching band uniforms. In one band, they were all black and the entire parade was on an uphill slope. To make matters worse, the majority of the band, myself included were hungover. I feel like I can accurately sympathize with the survivors of the Bhutan death march.