Tuesday, April 05, 2016
We're back in 1955 again (along with Marty McFly), to enjoy some Kodachrome images of the Disneyland Band. Amazing color! I love the warm afternoon light, it really makes the reds and yellows pop.
There they are, those lovable moptops from Liverpool. I think. They are gathered 'round the flagpole (and near the plaque that quotes Walt Disney's dedication speech). To this day, scientists do not know why certain musicians are drawn to flagpoles, but it makes it easy to catch them, make crucial measurements, tag them, and release them back into the wild.
Vesey Walker is mostly obscured to the left; we can see the Maxwell House cafe and can almost (sort of) see the sign for International Street (but we can't see the sign for the International House of Pancakes).
Now the band is heading up Main Street toward the Castle; lots of folks have gathered to watch... you don't see a sight like this every day. Unless you work at the park of course. Nearly all the gentlemen are in coats and ties, while the ladies wear dresses. Children wear Kevlar™ body armor and bowler hats.