NguJan. 1, 2021, eColorado Boulevard, kunye neziporho ze. IRose Parade Ixesha elidlulileyo litsala ngentsasa yangoLwesihlanu ebandayo, epholileyo.



Vala amehlo akho. Mamela ngokusondeleyo, kwaye kukho i-echo epholileyo kaBob Eubanks noStephanie Edwards beyithetha. Indudumo yeSithili seSithili esiManyeneyo saseLos Angeles kuso sonke iSithili seSithili seMhlonipho yeBand. I-clip-clop strut ye-Budweiser Clydesdales kwi-asphalt ebandayo yasePasadena.

Amehlo avulekile. Inyani: Okokuqala ngqa ukusukela kwiMfazwe yesibini yeHlabathi, akukho Mnyhadala weRoses Parade.





Amakhonkco anxulumeneyo

Akukho ulindelo. Akukho zidada. Akukho zinginginya zizalise iimayile zendlela. Akukho uncumo olukhulu kunye nentswahla yezandla engalawulekiyo. Akukho flyovers zokuthand' izwe. Akukho zizigidi zibukeleyo ukuba zibukele umboniso wonyaka, obonakalayo, onemibala emininzi.

I-Surreal kodwa iyinyani, njengoko ubhubhani ongayekeleliyo kunye ne-odolo yezempilo yoluntu ekhuselekileyo ekhaya ecetyelwe ukunceda ukuyiqulatha, yenza mnyama umbhiyozo omkhulu kaPasadena.



Ngokwesiko epakishwe nge-mammoth, i-petal-pasted floats, i-high-step-brassy bands evela kulo lonke iplanethi kunye ne-legion yokuqhaqhazela, abalandeli bekhofi, ngokusa kwakuzolile, gcina abagijimi abambalwa kunye nabahambahambayo.

IColorado Boulevard ithule ngokungaqhelekanga ngentsasa yoNyaka oMtsha, ngo-2021. Ifoto: Ryan Carter, SCNG

Iyageza. Ngalo lonke ukwakhiwa kwayo kunye nayo yonke into… kulusizi… utshilo ubaleka uStan Moy. Kuyaphambana, utshilo uBill Tully, ekhupha i-UCLA.



Kodwa njengoko ilanga laliphuma, ngenene kwakukho ubomi kunye nokujikeleza indlela yomboniso weemayile ezi-5.5. Kwaye yeza ngethemba lokuba ubhubhane oye wabulala abantu abangaphezu kwe-10,000 eLos Angeles County kuphela uya kube ucinyiwe unyaka ukusukela ngoku.

Abanye baphuma ukuze baqinisekise ukuba iirozi azizange zikhunjulwe. Umhlali wasePasadena uDereck Andrade, emile kwisitulo sakhe esisongayo, wazityala kwikona yeOrange Grove kunye neColorado Boulevard - ngokwesiqhelo, indawo entle yokujonga lo mboniso.



Kwaye kwabakho, nangona kunjalo, iintlobo ngeentlobo zemiboniso. Besenza eyabo imatshi encinci, abameli abasuka kubakhi abadadayo iAES, Fiesta kunye nePhoenix balayisha iinqwelo ngeentyatyambo kwaye behla ngendlela yeparade.

Kwakhona, ekuqaleni namhlanje, iqela elibizwa ngokuba yi IParade yeRose yaBantu kucwangciswe ikharavani yeemoto ezihonjisiweyo ezihlonipha amaxhoba e-COVID kwaye zikhuthaza ukufikelela okubanzi kukhathalelo lwempilo. A pro-Mongameli uDonald Trump ikharavani bekucwangciselwe imva kwemini.

Ukuzenzela eyabo imatshi encinci, abameli abasuka kubakhi abadadayo iAES, iFiesta kunye nePhoenix balayisha iinqwelo ngeentyatyambo kwaye behla ngendlela iRose Parade ePasadena ngolwesiHlanu, ngoJan. 1, 2021. Ifoto: Ryan Carter, SCNG

Phambi kweNdlu edumileyo yeTournament House, Nikela Ngobomi - eyadala ukudada komngcelele minyaka le ukusukela ngo-2003 - igcine isiko layo liphila. Ilinganisa ukudada kwayo okuqhelekileyo, iqela libonise i-25-foot ububanzi, 16-foot ubude kunye ne-8-foot enzulu yomfanekiso oqingqiweyo weentyatyambo oquka iifloragraphs zemveli ezinobuso babanikeli ngamalungu kunye nabasebenzi bezempilo abavela kwilizwe lonke.

Itumente yeRoses Association yawurhoxisa ngokusesikweni umngcelele kweyeKhala. Kwaye ekhaphayo Umdlalo weRose Bowl wafuduselwa eTexas (kulo nyaka nje).

Ukuphendula, abaququzeleli batsala kunye iTV ekhethekileyo yeeyure ezimbini ukuze abalandeli beparade bavuke.

Ngelixa ukurhoxiswa kuka-2021 bekwaziwa kangangeenyanga, akuzange kunciphise intlungu kubaxhasi bakhe abaninzi.

Nyaka ngamnye, kumakhulu ee-parade ushers (abamhlophe), abahombisi abadadayo, kunye nababukeleyo beparade, luhambo olungcwele olungafaniyo nolunye.

Ukuba unyaka wonke sinokuba njengangoku ngoJan 1, sibulisa abantu ongabazi nokubazi… ukuba ucinga ngako, mhlawumbi lusuku olunye lonyaka apho siyakwazi ukubulisa abantu — apho kukho wonke umntu. ekwimeko efanayo, utshilo uPeggy O'Leary, ozithatha njengobukhosi bukaRose Parade.

Ungukumkanikazi ozimiseleyo weRose Parade Pooper Scoopers.

Balapho ukuze babhiyozele unyaka omtsha, watsho.

Nyaka ngamnye, u-O'Leary kunye neqela lakhe lamavolontiya e-Rose Parade - enxibe ii-jumpsuits ezimhlophe kunye nemitshayelo ehonjiswe ngeentyatyambo kunye nemihlakulo esandleni - ngovuyo bacoca oko amahashe kunye neemeyile, okanye indlovu okanye inkamela, ishiya ngasemva. indlela.

UPeggy O’Leary, okumfanekiso apha enxibe isithsaba seentyatyambo ezityheli, kunye neqela lakhe lamavolontiya eRose Parade pooper-scooper. (Ngoncedo, iTumente yoMbutho weRoses)

Lo ibizakuba ngunyaka wama-31 ka-O’Leary ekwipatroli ye-poop-scoop. U-O’Leary kudala enikezele ekuzameni ukucacisa ukuba kutheni esenza lo msebenzi, kodwa uyazi ukuba kufuna umbulelo ongazenzisiyo ngamandla omngcelele ngokwawo, utshilo. Kukuwolana ngentsasa yoNyaka oMtsha. Kwaye kukho i-vibe yesihlwele. Kukho ukubamba kunye nabahlobo ngentsasa ye. Sisithsaba sakhe sonyaka sasekhaya seentyantyambo azinxibayo ngoJan 1 ngamnye. Yonke into imgcina ebuya.

Sihlala siqhula, sinokufumana intswahla yezandla ngaphezu kweKumkanikazi yaseRose, utshilo.

Konke okuthethileyo, njengoko ubhubhane uye wanda, ubanga ubomi kunye nokutshabalalisa ubomi kunye nawo, ukucinywa bekuyimfuneko, utshilo.

Ndakhululeka kakhulu, watsho. Bendinexhala lokusasazeka kwe-COVID.

Kodwa nokuba i-COVID-19 yayingazukummisa uCarla Hall, oneminyaka engama-72, waseNorco, ukuba agcine uhlobo oluthile lwesiko luqhubeka.

Ebesiza kwiparade minyaka le ngaphezulu kweminyaka engama-60. Eyayikhumbulayo kwakusekupheleni kweminyaka yee-1970.

Ukhulele ePasadena kwaye iparade yamchukumisa.

Iyandonwabisa, watsho.

NgoLwesine, yena nonyana wakhe, uRick, beza kwindawo ahlala kuyo minyaka le, ukuze nje bangene kuyo, kanye apho kwisiqithi sekonkile eSierra Madre Boulevard, apho umngcelele usondela esiphelweni.

UCarla Hall kunye nonyana uRick Hall eN. Sierra Madre Boulevard ePasadena, ngoLwesine, ngoDisemba 31, 2020. Umama kunye nonyana bebezimase iRose Parade iminyaka kwaye beza kwindawo yabo ukuze umkhondo wabo ungapheli ngenxa yokurhoxiswa iparade ngenxa yobhubhane. (Ifoto nguHans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

Yindawo afika kuyo minyaka le, echitha ubusuku kwaye enxibelelana nabahlobo kunye nosapho.

Umngcelele usenokurhoxiswa, kodwa ndisenyuka ndiye kwindawo yam, watsho, ekhumbula ngo-2001, xa amawele akhe entombi ayekhwele kwi-Wrigley Spearmint float.

Yiloo nto kanye ayenzileyo ngoLwesine, ukugcina isiko liphila, kunye nokwazisa umhlaba ukuba lo mboniso unokuba phantsi unyaka, kodwa awukaphumi.

Wonke umntu ucinga ukuba ndiyindoda, watsho. Kodwa oko kulungile. Kuya kufuneka ucinge kakuhle. Ukuba awucingi ukuba unethemba akukho mntu ukufutshane nawe oza kucinga ukuba unethemba. Yimbali nje. Ndikhe ndakhumbula enye ukusukela xa ndandineminyaka eli-10 ubudala. Ndizama nje ukugcina abantu bekhuthazekile. Kusekho okuhle, nangabo bonke ubuqhetseba obuhambileyo kulo nyaka uphelileyo.

Phambi kokuba aye ekhaya ngoLwesine, wabhala ngetshokhwe kwisiqithi sekonkile: Bendilapha: Un-Parade 2021.

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Kwaye ke, ubomi buqhubekile-kwaye buya kuqhubeka ku-Ruth Martinez, phakathi kwamavolontiya angama-953 athi ngonyaka ngamnye anike ezo mpawu zentengiso ezimhlophe ezikhanyayo-ezimhlophe rhoqo ngonyaka kunye neendwendwe kunye nabaphulaphuli kwaye baququzelele iminyhadala kunye nomdlalo kunye ne-parade. Bangoonozakuzaku abaqinileyo, abancumayo kumngcelele kunye nesixeko.

Kulo nyaka, akukho parade iyinto engaqhelekanga, utshilo, esongeza ukuba ngeli xesha uzakuba neeveki ezimbini zokugqibela ephumile, kwaye ebelungiselela-njengoko wenzayo kunyaka ophelileyo njengoko yena kunye namanye amavolontiya bebepheleke iNkundla yasebukhosini yeParade. . Ucwangcise ukunyuka kwangethuba.

Sonke sijonge iiposti ze-Instagram kunye ne-Facebook… kwaye sithumela iinkumbulo kulo nyaka uphelileyo kwaye sinethemba lolonwabo kunye nempilo ka-2021, ukuze sonke sibuyele ekwenzeni le nto siyithandayo. Yimvakalelo engaqhelekanga ngokwenene.

Yena kunye noogxa bakhe sele becinga ngo-2022.

Kwakunjalo nabo bonke abantu abanzima.

Kwakunjalo ngo-O’Leary, ukumkanikazi we-pooper-scoopers. Banethemba.

Ndiyaqinisekisa ukuba amahashe, iindlovu kunye neemeyile ziya kukhwela umngcelele ngo-2022, utshilo.

Uceba ukuba lapho-encumile, ewangawangisa izandla, ethatha umhlakulo-ehamba nje emva.