We are going to the Rose Parade in Pasadena tomorrow we have seats in pretty much the same location as last year, near the Norton Simon Museum.
I'll be taking lots of pictures to share with you.
I was very interested to learn that this year the parade will feature audio tour of the floats. This is a good addition for those that want to learn more about the floats as the go by. Especially since those at the parade are not able to hear what those at home are hearing, unless then bring a radio or tv.
PASADENA TOURNAMENTOF ROSES ASSOCIATION-->Vanessa Flores(626) 449-4100
ROSE PARADE® INTRODUCES FIRST-EVER AUDIO TOUR OF FLOATS ATPOST PARADE: A SHOWCASE OF FLOATS
Audio for walking tour available for free download
PASADENA, Calif. (December 26, 2007) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® announced plans for an audio tour of the floats featured in the 119th Rose Parade today. The audio files, which were created to enhance the viewing experiences of visitors at Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats, are available for download on iTunes® and Amazon MP3.
The free audio tour is the first-ever produced by the Tournament of Roses. It begins with details about the making of a float and continues to provide interesting details about each of the 46 floats featured in the 2008 Rose Parade in the order that they appear in the Parade. Tracks on the tour are matched to float numbers, which are displayed on the floats at Post Parade and are available in advance from the Tournament of Roses website at www.tournamentofroses.com.
The entire tour is approximately two hours long and is the perfect companion for the Rose Parade fan who wishes to learn more about each float while watching the Parade, visiting the float Decorating Places, or while taking the self-guided walking tour at Post Parade: A Showcase of Floats.
“We are very excited about this new way for our guests to enjoy Post Parade and the entire Rose Parade experience. We often hear that guests want to know more information about the floats and our audio tour provides an easy way to do just that,” said Pam McNeely, Chairman of the Post-Parade committee.
The script for the tour was written by Alfonso Robert Guerrero of Red Fish Productions, narrated by TJ Jones, and recorded and edited by Henry Correa of Dailey & Associates Advertising, West Hollywood. Studio and recording equipment was donated by Dailey & Associates Advertising, West Hollywood. The audio tour can be downloaded from iTunes and Amazon MP3.
Direct links to download the Audio Tour:
iTunes (can be found in the iTunes podcast directory): http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/ wa/viewPodcast?id=270401288
Amazon.com/MP3 (can be found in the miscellaneous/spoken word category): http://www.amazon.com/2008-Tournament-Roses-Audio-Tour/dp/ B0011TTC5I/ref=sr_f2_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic& qid=1198265498&sr=102-1
The 119th Rose Parade themed Passport to the World’s Celebrations will take place Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008 at 8 a.m. (PST) featuring majestic floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and spirited marching bands from throughout the nation. Following the Rose Parade, at 2 p.m. (PST), the 94th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi will feature an exciting match-up between two championship teams, showcasing the best of collegiate football. For additional information, please call (626) 449-ROSE, the 24-hour hotline, or visit www.tournamentofroses.com.