Monday, December 27, 2010

Great Entertainment in Los Angeles - The Budweiser Clydesdales and the Bandfest at Pasadena City College

We Angelenos know that it is not too difficult to bring a lawn chair and coffee to the Rose Bowl Parade, sit on the sidewalk and enjoy the beautiful floats, outstanding marching bands, and gorgeous horses such as the team of eight St. Louis Budweiser Clydesdales, with the driver and two Dalmatians riding in the red, white, and gold beer wagon--a sight to behold.

These horses weigh between 1800 and 2300 pounds and stand 18 hands high. They arrive here by (you guessed it) three red flashy 50-foot semis and have a trainer at all times. Each night they sleep in local stables until the big day when they are transported to the parade in the early morning of January 1.

Kids are delighted with the parade, of course, but did you know that you can see the marching bands perform before the parade at the Pasadena City College Bandfest? This is usually a two-day event and will begin this year on December 29th.

Parents and grandparents, this is your chance to give a wonderful experience to your youngsters and perhaps get that child interested in becoming a marching band member, too. It is always nice to see and hear the bands perform at the parade, but it does not compare to their performance at the Pasadena City College. The bands are all very good, and my favorite is the Los Angeles All City Marching Band.

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At January 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must have been a pretty interesting day - with some rain on and off. I had a chance to watch the parade with family at home :)


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