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Fannin Co motorcycles were obnoxious in parade!

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Ballwin, MO

#1 Dec 1, 2012
Ruined the whole first part of Christmas parade!!
Whatever

Paris, TX

#2 Dec 1, 2012
Loved the parade....

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cossack

Paris, TX

#3 Dec 1, 2012
Ruined? Naaaah, made it interesting.
Yes

Garland, TX

#4 Dec 1, 2012
The Shriners motorcycles were very entertaining and enjoyable. However, the motorcycles at the first were revving the engines so much it was ridiculously loud and smoking the place up! Yuck!
ais

Paris, TX

#6 Dec 1, 2012
Every child around us was crying and screaming, startled and scared, when they racked the pipes...pretty distasteful for a Christmas parade.
nah

Paris, TX

#7 Dec 1, 2012
I loved the parade. I thought it was all awesome, motorcycles and all! Motorcycles are generally loud and most young boys (and men) love to hear them revved up! Wear ear plugs next year if you don't like the noise!

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Parade Watcher

United States

#8 Dec 1, 2012
Exactly. At least they didn't have the Pitt bulls to attack the children.
nah wrote:
I loved the parade. I thought it was all awesome, motorcycles and all! Motorcycles are generally loud and most young boys (and men) love to hear them revved up! Wear ear plugs next year if you don't like the noise!
Agreed

Fort Worth, TX

#9 Dec 1, 2012
That was the only part our family didn't enjoy. Really it was only one of the men on a motorcycle. My kids LOVE motorcycles and it even startled them. Overall it was an excellent parade though!!!
truth

United States

#10 Dec 2, 2012
Parades are an outdated mode of expression that hark back to an earlier time before television and the internet. Kids only go to them because their parents drag them there. Parents only go because they think the kids enjoy them. Any adult in their right mind would rather be home watching the flat screen and drinking a cold one than sitting or standing outside watching a parade. The time, money, energy and effort on the floats is a huge waste for something that lasts what, maybe an hour at best? I remember my dad used to be captivated by the Macys' parade on TV every Thanksgiving when I was a child and I just didn't get it. Thought it was boring as hell and thought "so what" as the floats were moving by. Parades appeal to the same crude instincts that bring people to a public execution: mass mob appeal.

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United States

#11 Dec 2, 2012
truth wrote:
Parades are an outdated mode of expression that hark back to an earlier time before television and the internet. Kids only go to them because their parents drag them there. Parents only go because they think the kids enjoy them. Any adult in their right mind would rather be home watching the flat screen and drinking a cold one than sitting or standing outside watching a parade. The time, money, energy and effort on the floats is a huge waste for something that lasts what, maybe an hour at best? I remember my dad used to be captivated by the Macys' parade on TV every Thanksgiving when I was a child and I just didn't get it. Thought it was boring as hell and thought "so what" as the floats were moving by. Parades appeal to the same crude instincts that bring people to a public execution: mass mob appeal.
you are a weirdo and I don't mean that in a good way
moretruth

Paris, TX

#12 Dec 2, 2012
truth wrote:
Parades are an outdated mode of expression that hark back to an earlier time before television and the internet. Kids only go to them because their parents drag them there. Parents only go because they think the kids enjoy them. Any adult in their right mind would rather be home watching the flat screen and drinking a cold one than sitting or standing outside watching a parade. The time, money, energy and effort on the floats is a huge waste for something that lasts what, maybe an hour at best? I remember my dad used to be captivated by the Macys' parade on TV every Thanksgiving when I was a child and I just didn't get it. Thought it was boring as hell and thought "so what" as the floats were moving by. Parades appeal to the same crude instincts that bring people to a public execution: mass mob appeal.
This is exactly what is wrong with the US now. People used to invest in charities, nonprofits and fun things for other people.

Now the federal government takes so much from us that try to make a dime, regulates us so much we can barely make a dime, and we have to find our entertainment in the cheapest things. We still try to put a little money in for others but there are still those that do not understand the cost.

Some people would bitch if they had to sit in a golden folding chair.

Thanks to all those that participated. Some of us understand it ain't all free.
whatever

United States

#13 Dec 2, 2012
My kids were also excited about the loud noise from motorcycles....best parade I have seen in a long time...thank u school bands!!!!
Parade Fan

Paris, TX

#14 Dec 2, 2012
truth wrote:
Parades are an outdated mode of expression that hark back to an earlier time before television and the internet. Kids only go to them because their parents drag them there. Parents only go because they think the kids enjoy them. Any adult in their right mind would rather be home watching the flat screen and drinking a cold one than sitting or standing outside watching a parade. The time, money, energy and effort on the floats is a huge waste for something that lasts what, maybe an hour at best? I remember my dad used to be captivated by the Macys' parade on TV every Thanksgiving when I was a child and I just didn't get it. Thought it was boring as hell and thought "so what" as the floats were moving by. Parades appeal to the same crude instincts that bring people to a public execution: mass mob appeal.
You sound like the Scrooge!!! My family love the parade, especially the motorcycles!!
Christie

United States

#15 Dec 2, 2012
truth wrote:
Parades are an outdated mode of expression that hark back to an earlier time before television and the internet. Kids only go to them because their parents drag them there. Parents only go because they think the kids enjoy them. Any adult in their right mind would rather be home watching the flat screen and drinking a cold one than sitting or standing outside watching a parade. The time, money, energy and effort on the floats is a huge waste for something that lasts what, maybe an hour at best? I remember my dad used to be captivated by the Macys' parade on TV every Thanksgiving when I was a child and I just didn't get it. Thought it was boring as hell and thought "so what" as the floats were moving by. Parades appeal to the same crude instincts that bring people to a public execution: mass mob appeal.
Parades are a family tradition, & my family loves them!
Radit

Round Rock, TX

#16 Dec 2, 2012
moretruth wrote:
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This is exactly what is wrong with the US now. People used to invest in charities, nonprofits and fun things for other people.
Now the federal government takes so much from us that try to make a dime, regulates us so much we can barely make a dime, and we have to find our entertainment in the cheapest things. We still try to put a little money in for others but there are still those that do not understand the cost.
Some people would bitch if they had to sit in a golden folding chair.
Thanks to all those that participated. Some of us understand it ain't all free.
Your name should really be half wit because your post is full of inaccurate information. Look up the tax rate now and compare it to 16 years ago. Then go home and shoot yourself.
Elf

Paris, TX

#17 Dec 2, 2012
truth wrote:
Parades are an outdated mode of expression that hark back to an earlier time before television and the internet. Kids only go to them because their parents drag them there. Parents only go because they think the kids enjoy them. Any adult in their right mind would rather be home watching the flat screen and drinking a cold one than sitting or standing outside watching a parade. The time, money, energy and effort on the floats is a huge waste for something that lasts what, maybe an hour at best? I remember my dad used to be captivated by the Macys' parade on TV every Thanksgiving when I was a child and I just didn't get it. Thought it was boring as hell and thought "so what" as the floats were moving by. Parades appeal to the same crude instincts that bring people to a public execution: mass mob appeal.
Well aren't you just full of the Christmas spirit? I've never thought about people watching parades having crude instincts (unless it happens to be a gay pride parade). By all means, if you don't like parades, don't go. We won't miss you.
band parent

Blossom, TX

#19 Dec 2, 2012
I was disappointed that NL, the #5 3A marching band in the state wasn't playing or even marching in lines when they got to where we were sitting on Lamar ave just past 12th. They were just walking along and chatting amongst themselves. Come on, NL Band! This was a chance to really show out. I thought all the other bands did a nice job.
truth

Carrollton, TX

#20 Dec 2, 2012
Elf wrote:
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Well aren't you just full of the Christmas spirit? I've never thought about people watching parades having crude instincts (unless it happens to be a gay pride parade). By all means, if you don't like parades, don't go. We won't miss you.
Well I didn't intend to RAIN ON ANYBODY'S PARADE lol (pun intended). Not trying to be Scrooge, either, just pointing out that- as someone else posted- it's a TRADITION. There were lots of "traditions" 100 years ago that we no longer observe. Stores being closed on Sundays were a "tradition". Women wearing a hat and gloves to church were a "tradition". I am just saying that parades are an OUTDATED TRADITION. Don't worry, they aren't going anywhere. I suspect they are here to stay and will still be going on 100 years from now. Now a victory parade like they had at the end of World war 2, THAT KIND OF PARADE I UNDERSTAND. A parade if the President of the United States comes to down, THAT KIND OF PARADE I UNDERSTAND. A Martin Luther King parade I respect and understand because he was a great civil rights leader who lost his life. But this SILLINESS of Thanksgiving and Christmas parades is a bit over the top. Santa Claus is for kids, not adults.
Clueless

Paris, TX

#21 Dec 2, 2012
truth wrote:
<quoted text> Well I didn't intend to RAIN ON ANYBODY'S PARADE lol (pun intended). Not trying to be Scrooge, either, just pointing out that- as someone else posted- it's a TRADITION. There were lots of "traditions" 100 years ago that we no longer observe. Stores being closed on Sundays were a "tradition". Women wearing a hat and gloves to church were a "tradition". I am just saying that parades are an OUTDATED TRADITION. Don't worry, they aren't going anywhere. I suspect they are here to stay and will still be going on 100 years from now. Now a victory parade like they had at the end of World war 2, THAT KIND OF PARADE I UNDERSTAND. A parade if the President of the United States comes to down, THAT KIND OF PARADE I UNDERSTAND. A Martin Luther King parade I respect and understand because he was a great civil rights leader who lost his life. But this SILLINESS of Thanksgiving and Christmas parades is a bit over the top. Santa Claus is for kids, not adults.
Uh -- I think you've sort of missed the point -- Christmas is about the Birth of the Savior. And that far surpasses all the other things you mentioned. Besides, stores closing on Sunday was not a "tradition." It was obedience to the command to remember the Lord's Day as a day of rest. We'd all be a lot better off if we still did that.

And even if Christmas and Thanksgiving were trivial holidays, do you not think that the children are worth doing something special once a year for? If not, I'm glad you weren't my mama/daddy!
curious

Clarksville, TX

#22 Dec 2, 2012
stores being closed on sunday was because of the blue laws....also,did i date myself?

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