Monday, December 1, 2014

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014

Me- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014, wow! I love the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. It's my favorite parade. I love the floats where people sing. This year I especially loved the Lindt Chocolate float. Idina Menzel was singing on it. I loved it because I love Lindt chocolate, and I love Idina Menzel, but mostly Idina. She's my favorite person in the universe. I liked the songs that the bands were marching to. However, I got bored with the bands because there were too many of them. I especially liked when the bands played Shake It Off and Happy. I liked the Rockettes. I love when they do the kickline. I didn't really think the songs they did from Broadway shows this year were that great or memorable. The only one I liked was when they did New York New York from On The Town. The rest of the them were not interesting and the shows didn't look that good. I did like the Pirate song from Peter Pan. I am looking forward to watching that on TV. Over all, the Parade was good, and I enjoyed it.
Mom - I enjoyed watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade with my family this year, but there was a lot not to like too. Although I am a fan of Broadway, most of the shows they showed musical numbers from before the parade started didn't seem all that interesting to me. I would like to see On the Town and Side Show, however. I would also like to see Peter Pan, which of course is not really a Broadway show, but will be broadcast live on  NBC television on December 4. We watched the parade on NBC. I didn't like how at the beginning before the parade actually started, Al Roker kept interviewing people who are on NBC shows to try and plug their shows. Last year, when watched the parade on CBS, they did the same thing but worse. They hardly even showed the parade because they were so busy interviewing stars of their TV shows. I hate when networks shamelessly plug their shows during special events like that. It doesn't make me want to watch those shows. It makes me not want to watch the network at all. I don't watch Fox anymore because I got tired of them giving World Series tickets to stars of their shows just so they could show them on TV. Those people can afford to buy their own tickets, they are TV stars. If Fox would have given tickets to people who actually needed them that would have impressed me more. Anyway, back to the Macy's parade. The actual parade itself was okay. It wasn't the worst I have seen; it wasn't the best. There sure seemed to be a lot of advertising symbols in it like the Pillsbury Doughboy and Mr. Peanut. Of course, every float is sponsored by some big company too. Nowadays, every float has a person or group singing on it. I am not sure if they actually sing along the whole parade root or just the part of the parade that is on TV which is when they are in front of Macy's. The singers are all there because they are plugging some album, movie, TV project or whatever.  Sometimes, it seems like the whole parade is just one big advertisement.  It would be except for there are still the bands, dance groups and other groups  from various high schools and colleges and other organizations around the country. My children think that is the most boring part of the whole parade. However, they give me hope. They are not there to plug anything. There are just there proudly representing their schools  and/or their groups and honored to be in the parade. There is something to be said for that.
And that's our view. What is your favorite part of a parade?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

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