Presumably I'm talking mostly to those of you from the metro NYC area: How many people have gone into NYC for the Parade? I haven't since college, but I'll always remember it fondly. TV simply doesn't do it justice-- it's a remarkable experience!!! All the people, dressed like Eskimos, but ALL HAPPY and excited. The music, the bands, the floats-- and those immense balloons, floating by overhead. It's an experience to be savored. Words simply don't do it justice. But everyone should get to experience it once in his or her lifetime!