Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pics Of HOLLYWOOD HAL & RHINESTONE AL In The 2010 Baton Rouge Christmas Parade!

As I posted previously, I was down in Louisiana for a Scooby-Doo event in mid-December and the day after I got there (which was December 11), we had to do the 2010 Baton Rouge Christmas Parade. Hal & Al were once again the grand masters of the parade and we had a truck right behind the Mayor's car, which Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden rode in. It was a three-mile parade that went through the main streets up to the Capitol building. As you drive it slow, you throw out treats, toys, trinkets, etc. to people who are all over the place. It was packed once it got moving. As we got there a little early to set up, Scott [Innes] and I went to get some coffee to kill some time and wound up at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, which is a HUGE place just around the corner from the parade start! Here's six pics of it here!

The main lobby as you walk in.

The hotel check-in

And just past the check-in for the hotel it looked like a mall!

It was huge and seemed to go on forever. It was a long walk to get some coffee once we got in there since the restaurant was on the other side of the place.

About 5pm, we walked back and starting getting ready for the parade and these are some pics I took...

After this float/car and the Mayor's car, we were in the maroon pick-up truck.

Some pics of the other parade cars...

LSU is so big in Baton Rouge that these two shaved the sides of their dogs with LSU TIGERS! Talk about team spirit. I hope the dogs were happy.

Hal & Al ready to do a TV spot for the parade for the news as it kicks off!

Scott Innes talking to Mayor Holden

Some more pics before the parade started...

Hal & Al pose with Mayor Holden and some kids for a photo op!

Hal & Al with Mayor Holden!

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