My husband has been a musician for longer than I’ve known him (which is over 35 years now). He has three degrees in some aspect of music education and as such, has been in tons of parades either marching himself or as Band Director for his students’ bands.
The Fiesta Bowl parade however, was my first experience being in a parade. Gotta tell you, it’s a pretty heady experience being cheered at, waved at and applauded for 2 hours:-)
We actually spent more time preparing and waiting however than parading, but in all, it was great fun!