Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What happened to the floats?

Our local July 4th parade tanked. And, not even "tanked" in the usual way since there weren't any tanks this year! I mean tanked in the completely sucky way. Apparently, if you take a few pieces of crepe paper and tape them to your company truck, you've created a piece of parade art.

We could have seen a better parade by parking on the side of I-15.

So, of the THREE (yes, three) actual floats, the one that really has me perplexed was submitted by a group that is working to prevent teen pregnancy. Good cause, nice idea, lame float: the no-teen-pregnancy group submitted a float with a couple that looked like a live wedding cake topper. Cute little bride and groom on top of a white round "cake" with a heart frame behind them - just like a cake topper. (Oddly, the bride and groom each looked about 15 years old.)

ANYWAY, the point of my rant: The theme of the entire parade was "Celebrating America's Independence." The group really tried to keep with the theme of the parade, but they completely missed it IMO.

Their individual float theme: Abstinence = Independence.

WTF?!?!? Are you kidding me? That makes NO sense - AT ALL. People: If you're going to take the time to make a float, don't make it a dumb one. But, at least they made one! They could have just taped some crepe paper to the girl's head as a veil and called it quits.

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