Announcing a new Meetup for The Light Chasers of SoCal!What
: Post Rose Bowl Parade Float ViewingWhen
: Sunday, January 2, 2011 10:00 AMWhere
: Rose Bowl
Why compete with another 150,000 other people to view the Rose Bowl Parade Floats, when you can go the day after!
We will be meeting at the ticket booth at the main gate and head on it to view the floats after thay have been parked. Bring your wide and close-up lenses or your zoom lens and lets go get some shots that you otherwise might not be able to get when the floats are rolling down the street.Tickets $10.00More Info
Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats is a unique opportunity for the viewing public to step up close and see for themselves the majestic beauty and splendor of the floral floats. You can also download, on iTunes, a Tournament of Roses-produced audio tour of the floats to listen to as you view them. Please allow two hours for this breath-taking display and don't forget your camera!
After every Rose Parade, the floral masterpieces are parked along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards in Pasadena and exhibited for visitors to walk by and see in close detail the design and workmanship that goes into these floats. Visitors are able to walk within a few feet of the floats and appreciate for themselves the creativity and the imagination of the floral displays. The Rose Parade floats have been a Pasadena tradition for over 100 years. Of course, White Suiters will be on hand to answer your many questions. Please come and enjoy the beauty and imagination of these floral creations.
A revised documentary on the making of a float, sponsored by Bayer Advanced, will be shown throughout the day in the 1600 seat auditorium adjacent to the Showcase Lot. Admission to the updated film is free with admission to Post Parade.
All bags are subject to search prior to entry into the venue. No pets, bicycles, skateboards, skates or Segways allowed.
-As you enter the float viewing venue, pick up a brochure to help you understand the Post Parade layout. The brochure is also available at all Park-N-Ride locations.
-Wear comfortable walking shoes as there are no trams and seating is limited. Viewing all the floats will require walking a distance of approximately 2.5 miles and will take at least two hours.
-Keep in mind the venue is often crowded and you will be walking and viewing at a leisurely pace.
-The best time to visit Post Parade is during the early public viewing hours on January 2. At peak viewing times, you may wait in line to purchase tickets, ride the Park-N-Ride shuttle, or enter Post Parade.
-No animals are permitted within the venue (Service animals are the only exception).
-Remember to stay hydrated, particularly if the day is hot. Water is available free-of-charge at three locations within the park.
-There are a limited number of food vendors at the venue. However you are welcome to bring small quantities of food and non-alcoholic drinks into the venue. (no coolers, please).
-Before you begin viewing the floats, decide where you and your party will meet in case you are inadvertently separated and cannot communicate via cell phone. One choice is to meet near the Lost and Found tent at the intersection of Sierra Madre and Washington.
-There are two ATMs at the venue, sponsored by the Pasadena Federal Credit Union. ATMs are located near the West (Red) Gate and at the corner of Washington and Sierra Madre Boulevards.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/LightChasers/calendar/15734705/