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’)
“South” on King. The early crowd.
Closing the cross streets.
New stuff + old favourites.
Crowd fills in deep right around the parade start time.
and *all* the way down King.
shoes in the parade.
The six-shooter is non-optional.
The drums are my fave.
Ken Seiling, Chair of Waterloo Region, + helpers.
Water Water Water…
Traditional music, and…
traditional dress, and…
traditional dance, and…
I’m sure this is harder than it looks, and it looks pretty hard.
Yeah, I know, a real foot thing going on today.
Ok, I’m pretty happy with this shot.
Waterloo’s Mayor Brenda Halloran, and…
Councillors Karen Scian and Jeff Henry.
Made in Canada.
Let’s GO RANGERS!!!
See you next year.