The Parade

We watched the Grand Float Parade yesterday and the floats were absolutely stunning (there was even a gorgeous guest float from Cebu). I wasn't able to blog about it yesterday when we came home because we were all dead tired. Anyway, several groups from the Grand Street Parade (which happened Saturday) were also there to perform. Not a lot of celebrities were aboard the floats but at least there weren't politicians either (but I heard they appeared after the parade). We left home at 5:30 am to make sure we get a good view of the parade, but when we arrived there the place was almost full. Good thing we were still able to find a place in front of UnionBank at Session Road.


We had to wait until 8 am for the parade to start, and when it did, hordes of people appeared from nowhere and we were forced to stand up because the crowd at the back were pressing on us. Our crowd was also the noisiest, and there were a lot of inconsiderate people who arrived late but acted like VIPs and kept blocking our view (there was even one who kept screaming she was media and acted like we were supposed to bow down to her but she has no ID). I wasn't able to take a picture of the float from Cebu because of a commotion behind us. Apparently, an old woman collapsed because she can't breath properly. Poor dear. Overall, the parade was great to watch save for the inconsiderate people I mentioned above. Augh. People. I don't think we will be watching it from the same spot next year. Oh well. Lesson learned. Here are several shots I took of the float, the rest I will upload in my Facebook account later when I have the time:










No family pictures. We hardly thought of that because we always fear of a stampede happening. Svet and Elijah were with us so we were worried. Anyways, there's still the closing ceremonies of Session Road In Bloom (it opens today, March 1) and a fireworks display on March 7. I hope my mom comes home by then so we can truly enjoy the festivity.



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29 comments:

Chris said...

wish we can go to Baguio soon :( I miss the place...

niko said...

aw nice photos!!!! grabe sa ganda ng mga float!!!

niko said...

sayang wla picture svet and elijah!! hmmm mas maganda mga pix kng andun sila :) hihihih

niko said...

thanks for posting marce!! namiss kta hihih.

Genejosh said...

wow i haven't seen a float as grand as this!

Genejosh said...

sayang marce ala kayong family photo..anyway there's alaways a next time..he..he..

Genejosh said...

that's what I avoided here too pag may mga occassion, yong sobrang daming tao di tuloy ako nakapanood tsaka si hubby ko ayaw ng maraming tao..he..he...

Sherry said...

wow nice parade, I like the tiger

Sherry said...

so far don't see any parade here :( there was one at the temple last weekend at night

niko said...

yan nakatitig n nmn ako sa mga pictures! wahhhh

kikamz said...

nandito naman pala yung mga photos. nagdemand pa ako dun sa wahmaholic na ipost mo yung photos. teehee!

kikamz said...

ang gaganda ng mga floats. very creative and colorful. baket wala mukha mo dito?

Sam said...

oh wow k! the floats are uber gorge! i would love to attend it next time. para naman makarelate ako.

Anonymous said...

hays.. nakakamiss ang panagbenga i was there for the last 2 years kaya nakakamis talaga..i hope next year i can go there ulit.. :)

Sherry said...

those acted like VIPs, it is same here! they think they so macho

Sherry said...

at parade do anyone sell drinks? I am sure you will feel hot and thirsty

kikamz said...

uu nga, baket di kau nkapag family pic? sayang naman...

kikamz said...

iniisip ko kung ano pangalan ng flower festival jan.. tama pala, pangbenga. sa davao naman, pag kadayawan, meron din floral float parade at pacontest din. :D miss ko na event na yon!

kikamz said...

sana makavisit rin ng baguio during the panagbenga. para maexperience ko rin at mapractice ang aking pagka paparazzi. :D

Sherry said...

is the tiger main attraction?

redamethyst said...

wow ang ganda! I'm sure haping-hapi ang mga bata dyan. sana minsan makapunta rin ako dyan

Sherry said...

over here if want play fireworks need to ask for approval, I mean those big one.

zoan said...

wow.. sa susunod dyan naman ako pupunta :D at manonood ng parade :)

PinayWAHM said...

Nice! I've only heard about this parade but never been there to witness it. Maybe one day. Thank goodness you have pictures to share, at least we can 'see' it through your blog.

Hi K! Been a while....I'm sick...been diagnosed with 'tamaditis' - as in super tamad ako mag blog hop.

Oh...TGIF na naman bukas! Yeah!

J

Sherry said...

must careful on those acted like VIP, they might be the road bully!

zoan said...

whew... saan kaya mura na hotel dyan sa baguio? eheh gusto ko magbakasyon dyan kasama anak ko:D sana may room for us si Kaye.. ehehe

Sherry said...

I think if snap from hotel view room will be better

Sherry said...

during 2nd last day chinese new year I went temple and there is a parade at 9.30pm

Sherry said...

its not all flower but there is fake flower on parade a few people acted as god sit on parade