Monday, January 02, 2017
Happy New Year AGAIN
Other things I wonder:
How many people will watch the parade live for the first time since it was last held on a Monday? I'm one of those. On the east coast the parade airs at 11:30 but here in the west it kicks off at 8:30. I'm usually asleep through it. Most people who were up late for New Years Eve sleep through it.
How come it rarely rains on the Rose Parade?
What are Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards doing this year?
Why does every float win some award?
And finally, is there an excuse to hold the Rose Bowl on Tuesday so everyone has one more day before having to return to work or school?
One year, in the late '70s, I was in New York for New Years Eve and January 1st fell on a Sunday. I went to a Broadway show on New Years Eve (SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM -- see it if it's still playing although it might have closed last month), and then walked through Times Square to get to the subway I needed. It's the only time I've been in that mob scene, and my question to those folks is: WHY???
Anyway, I flew home to Los Angeles on Sunday (on the same flight as Dick Clark -- guess he couldn't get out of there fast enough), and was in front of my TV on Monday to see the Rose Parade. It was weird. Usually the time gap between the ball dropping and parade is eight hours. Maybe the Flash could normally attend both events, but it felt like there was a suspension of time. I don't know about you, but I love when I can be in two places at the same time.
In any event, enjoy New Years Day 2.0.