Yahoo Thousands take in the Stampede Parade

Yahoo! Thousands take in the Stampede Parade by Jonathan Muma Posted Jul 3, 2015 7:12 am MDT Last Updated Jul 3, 2015 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Related Stories Road closures for the Calgary Stampede Parade FridayFirst Stampede parade-goers already lining up Marching bands, floats, clowns, and all sorts of other delights flooded Calgary’s downtown core Friday morning, as the official start of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth was marked with the Stampede Parade.Hundreds of thousands gathered along the parade route to take in the festivities.Getting up early to save a front row seat is a tradition for many Calgarians.Parade watcher Rory said he wasn’t bothered by the sneaky folks who tied chairs to poles along the parade route, and then went home to bed.“The nice thing is those chairs are always within ten feet of a post, so they can be locked to a post, so that always leaves extra space, so, I don’t have a problem with that,” he said.Early riser Paula set up two rows of seats for her family around 4:30 a.m.“We come every year, so, there’s quite a few of us,” she said.The parade was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The marching bands are by far the crowd favourite at the Stampede Parade. (Jonathan Muma, 660 NEWS)

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