Anyone Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC?

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    Nov 27, 2014 4:57 PM GMT
    Looks like they've gotten some rain at times, but not heavy. And no high winds to ground the balloons.

    I'm always astonished by these high school bands. They are SO talented. They obviously rehearsed for many months for this, along with their phenomenal color guards. I used to be in a HS marching band, so I have some concept.

    As I look at them the words of the late CBS sportscaster Haywood Hale Broun always come back to me. He referred to these bands as looking like the "Armies of Oz". And indeed they do. Such fun!
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    Nov 27, 2014 5:00 PM GMT

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    Nov 27, 2014 5:04 PM GMT
    I watched it and it was kinda lame. The lip syncing got on my nerves. The only float that I liked was Cirque du Soleil.
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    Nov 27, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
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    As you wish. What also amazes me is the changes I've seen. Initially watching the Macy's parade on a low-res B&W TV in the early 1950s, today I watch it in wide-screen HD. Hell, my husband is in the kitchen watching it in HD in there. Though now it's all done.
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    Nov 27, 2014 5:09 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI watched it and it was kinda lame. The lip syncing got on my nerves. The only float that I liked was Cirque du Soleil.

    It's inherent to the nature of the moving parade, and the need for TV sound upload, that requires the musical numbers be canned. Only the marching bands are live. Another problem is weather. It's cold in NYC in November, sometimes in the 30s or 40s. Singers can't perform well in those temps.
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    Nov 27, 2014 5:23 PM GMT
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    Erik101 saidI watched it and it was kinda lame. The lip syncing got on my nerves. The only float that I liked was Cirque du Soleil.

    It's inherent to the nature of the moving parade, and the need for TV sound upload, that requires the musical numbers be canned. Only the marching bands are live. Another problem is weather. It's cold in NYC in November, sometimes in the 30s or 40s. Singers can't perform well in those temps.


    Which is why I prefer the Tournament of Roses. Something that's visually appealing compared to performances being constraint by weather.