Today I had the opportunity to watch a parade in the Miami neighborhood called Coconut Grove with Mary and Harold and their friend Michelle with kids named Lauren and Stephan. The parade is a spoof on the year's news and local happenings. It got started in 1981 when a group from the neighborhood wanted to be in the Orange Bowl Parade to present some fun and laughter, but were snubbed. So they had their own parade and it has caught on and grew over the years. I was surprised that it went on for over two hours! The parade route was in a triangle of streets allowing some groups to parade by us multiple times.
The run of the bullshitters was one such group that made at least three appearances - they are a take off on the running of the bulls that occurs yearly in Spain. We were glad that Michelle was with us and explained some of the groups that went by. Like, there was a scare of staph infections in the schools that got blown out of porportion in some people's eyes, so there was a group who dressed as staph members and carriers and a nurse to give shots to protect us from MRSA. I like how they played on how the politicians took up the "green" cause and spoofed Bush and promoted Hillary as putting a real bush in the White House.
Very funny parade and I'm glad I saw it! Hope you enjoy some of the pictures I took today.