LH Xmas parade drew out quite a few people this year, even though it
was scheduled to start right after the Toluca-vs-Chivas Championship
match, luckily it didn't go into overtime, unfortunately Chivas won.
Booo! With that bitter taste, I had to go and see if a parade would
cheer me up. This is not a complete overview, just some of
the pics I took.
Here it comes...
The Annual LH Xmas Parade!
First up is an old cop car, gotta keep the crowd in check.
Hope they don't shoot anyone.
A different approach to the modern policing practise comes from the
folks at Art
Storm, they try and get taggers and graffiti afficionados
to channel their talents onto canvas. They also like to ride around all
crazy in lil' golf carts!
Miss Taiwan got a ride from the fire chief.
ROTC priming the pump for new recruits. Have fun in Iraq!
Rick Quintero (the morning traffic report guy and chp officer) was the
Grand Marshall. Even though he's now a cop, he really is a decent and
Ugg, I hate you Gloria Molina! You cut G.R. checks to $212 a
month and made people waste time at "work fare". An eternal Boo-Hiss to
you, Never Forget!
Another in that fine line of detestable politicos, City Attorney Rocky
Delgadillo! His stupid "gang injunctions" cost him the cholo
vote and thus he failed his bid to become the State Attorney, ha, ha!
Politicos and Churchies, are we having fun yet? When cholos get tired
of being hounded by Rocky, lots of them find Jesus and end up in this
The LHS Alumni Association were crusing in a limo. Just like at the
One of the many drill teams.
This ambulante was making some decent money with his clever trick: he'd
hand some cotton candy to a young kid, the parent would protest about
"I don't have money for that", he'd look around distracted waiting for
his money, ignoring the complaints, and the parents friend would pony
up the cash just to make it all go away!
Ballet Folklorico Maria Felix changed it up a bit with some different
forms of dance.
Now? Yes, Now!
I'm not sure what was happening here, but she looks kinda cool in that
pose. Part of the Euclid Ave. Drill team.
Lots of people came out for the parade, even the Taqueros took a break
to catch a glimpse.
More drill team stuff, this one with flags.
The Burbank Middle School ROTC looked bored to tears. Get used to it
kids, the Army gets worse!
Robert Flores was funny, asking the taqueros to bring him some tacos
(they didn't comply) and then by the liquor store asking for some beer!
Beer and tacos, what could be better?
I didn't get this one, this croc was walking alone. Somebody shouted
"ha de estar perdido" which seems like a perfect explantion.
Seemed like lots of spectators knew the participants, these two were
chatting it up.
Another car, not sure what this was for.
More drill teams.
A float. I think thats a drawing of a fountain.
This clip of a monster
truck pulling baby Jesus somehow seems appropriate. The song
in the background is "Mi Burrito Sabanero" a holiday classic which I
really like, you can
download the mp3 here.
Aww, how cute, a christian crusader, with a sword and
everything! Too bad I didn't get a video clip of them chanting "we are
crusaders", that'd a surely warmed your heart.
I guess the newest look in cars is to install impractical
doors that you can show off. Notice the little dog is holding on for
dear life as it just slipped off the roof.
Nothing sez Xmas quite like a truckload of sexy santas,
these ones being Las Chicas Le Blanc from the bar by the same name.