Monday, September 15, 2014
Do you know what I say when I find a bunch of photos of a vintage Disney parade? Most of the time I say, "ARG!". Because there are usually 15 to 20 photos, all taken from the same vantage point, of endless not-very-interesting stuff. But today's pictures, from a year-old Walt Disney World, are pretty nice. I admit it.
There goes the Disney World Band (that's probably not the right name). Look at the sideburns on that one guy! Yep, it's the 70's. I didn't storm the hills at Iwo Jima so that you could grow your hair so long, you hippie! Meanwhile, whenever I see a sign for GAF film, it makes me sad that it doesn't say "Kodak". Not sure why.
There goes the Pearly Band. I imagine they are playing "Step in Time", or maybe "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".
Check out that kid's Donald Duck propeller beanie! In 100 years, if my blog is remembered for anything, I hope it is for this photo.
It looks like Baloo and Scat Cat (and one of Scat Cat's band mates) have just passed by, while one of the Main Street vehicles (a Jitney?) chauffeurs Donald Duck.
I always loved the day-glo orange used on Tigger - one of my favorites from childhood. He always looked so soft and huggable. And there's Winnie the Pooh, running for President. Hey, he can't do any worse than Nixon, am I right? Meanwhile I am distracted by the guy to the left with the white tie that is 6 inches wide. Awesome!
Right behind Pooh, a band of fellas (and gals?) in Colonial garb brings up the rear. Please resume your theme park activities. What is the name of that group of Liberty Square performers? A friend suggested that they are "The Fife and Drum Corps". My research says that they are the "Insane Hat Posse". Either way, I'm good!
I hope you have enjoyed today's vintage parade.