Earth, Wind & Fire atop the Forum 50th anniversary float. They were a big hit with the crowd.
The UPS dragon righted itself after emerging from the freeway underpass toward the end of the route.
The queen and her court
Grand marshal Gary Sinise waves to the crowd.
Always a good time for Story Time
This Japanese high school band won our informal poll for most energetic toward the end of the parade route.
The PCC band in all its glory
Rose Parade finally arrives, near the end of the route, on a bright, beautiful day in Pasadena
The Disney float didn’t fully right itself after emerging from the freeway underpass
Darth Vader and Storm Troopers were popular
As was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, drawing excited salutes from Lakers fans
Why yes, that’s the Love Boat gang on a Princess Cruises float
Just in time for the Bachelor’s return, a float with various couples
Band from Japan
Helped decorate Sierra Madre’s float many moons ago.
Touching tribute to WASP flyers — Women air service pilots of WWII
Daryl Hall floats by. Sadly he did not sing for us — we were just a few blocks from the end of the route
Pogo men arrive!
… and bounce by