Readers who have been following the Tournament of Roses Examiner have seen photos of all the award-winning floats. While there are still a few non-winners that were beautiful and stunning, and which we will post soon, it’s time to take a look at the bang-up 2013 Rose Parade opening and closing spectaculars.
There are mixed feelings from long-time viewers about these Broadway-style shows. We would like your opinion: Do they add to the festivities of the day, or are they out of character for the Rose Parade? Please post on Facebook at All Things Rose Parade or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening ceremonies began—as always—with a row of Pasadena Police officers gunning their motorcycles and showing off their moves to the crowd. Behind that came the Wells Fargo Opening Show, with a band, flags, a gigantic puppet and the Theme Float, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” with 2013 Tournament of Roses President Sally M. Bixby waving to the crowd.
Scan through the list attached to this article for details of the show, then read about the closing show, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go! as the 2013 Rose Parade comes to a close” in this column.
The theme of the 124th Rose Parade and 99th Rose Bowl Game was “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” The 125th Rose Parade and 100th Rose Bowl Game will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. The Tournament of Roses is a celebration that lasts several weeks in the fall and winter.
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