Never grew up: love the parade!

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Oktoberfest parade down King St. in Waterloo Region is a happy ritual.  For front row seats you need to roll out at 07:15 for the 08:30 start.  The temperature is a roll of the dice: shirt sleeves one year and three scarves the next.  But it’s a helluva great show and a great communal meet-up.

Lots o’ pics follow. (JB, all the tight shots done with the 70-200mm, all wide with the 18-105mm kit, since you were askin’)

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“South” on King.  The early crowd.

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Closing the cross streets.

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Patience…

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go.

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New stuff + old favourites.

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Handy…

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convex reflector.

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Crowd fills in deep right around the parade start time.

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and *all* the way down King.

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Best…

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shoes in the parade.

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The six-shooter is non-optional.

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The drums are my fave.

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Ken Seiling, Chair of Waterloo Region, + helpers.

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Water Water Water…

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Traditional music, and…

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traditional dress, and…

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traditional dance, and…

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tradition.

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I’m sure this is harder than it looks, and it looks pretty hard.

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Yeah, I know, a real foot thing going on today.

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Ok, I’m pretty happy with this shot.

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Waterloo’s Mayor Brenda Halloran, and…

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Councillors Karen Scian and Jeff Henry.

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Respect.

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Made in Canada.

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Let’s GO RANGERS!!!

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See you next year.

Happy making,

DW

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One Response to Never grew up: love the parade!

  1. JB says:

    Great shots!

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