I had a really good time at the parade, something I wouldn't have anticipated had you asked me about it beforehand. I've always hated parades, especially the waiting before it starts.
This time however, I had a camera and found that people at parades are a joy to photograph. So many children who are bored, adults who are trying to entertain children, pets who are trying to stay amused, etc. All of whom are totally oblivious to cameras because they can see 1,000 of them at any given time.