Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Floats, Marching Bands Hit the Street for 129th Rose Parade

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Floats, Marching Bands Hit the Street for 129th Rose Parade

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PASADENA, Calif. * With a nod of thanks to military veterans, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under sunny California skies as the 129th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day and millions more watched on TV.

Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from China Airlines featuring a scuba diver floating above fish and a coral reef.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists Earth Wind and Fire performed atop a red and white float recreating the Forum, the famous Los Angeles-area arena celebrating its 50th anniversary.

The annual extravaganza in Pasadena began with a military flyover and featured 39 floats decked out with countless flowers and waving celebrities.

There were blue skies with just a few wisps of clouds and temperatures were expected to reach the 70s. …

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