Here’s some footage of the Northside 4th of July Parade. On reflection, the rain made it feel like a Dionysian rebirth, and visually I liked how everything seemed shiny due to the rain.
The rain threw a wild card into things, I suspect, and when folks did start moseying down that hill the first round seemed all squished together, with Jim Tarbell aka Mr. Cincinnati leading the pack:
Then came the Men’s Drill Team in all their glory:
I have yet to figure out who this marching band was, but if anybody knows, fill me in, because they deserved recognition – they rocked!
Then came what some would argue is the highlight of the parade every year, the lovable Lawnchair Ladies:
Then came what I will refer to as the “minimalist” portion of the parade. In an effort to scale things down a bit on the public transportation end of things, Cincinnati Metro has created a new, more compact bus. Following suit, the unicyclers of Cincinnati have decided that two tires is excessive, and one is all you really need:
Up next, Rhythm & Motion:
This one already seems to be a hit on youtube; here you have Hula Hoops followed by a crazed pack of zombies:
And my last bit of footage is Bust a Move. A very lively parade this year, and much cooler than in years past, thankfully!