I can remember, as a kid, my mom would always put on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now, we lived pretty close to NYC, but did not want the hassle of fighting through those crowds, so seeing the parade on tv was always just a-ok for us. I liked seeing all of the balloons and such as a kid, though.
Even now, I still put it on. Moreso as background, but I guess it's just one of those traditions that I find hard to break. And hey, the first balloon was Sonic the Hedgehog, and I'm a big fan, so that was pretty cool.
Also, they're doing a sneak preview of Newsies. I saw it a month or two ago in a smaller playhouse, and my suspicion was right-- they were trying it out there, and now are bringing it to Broadway. Sweet deal! Glad it's getting some recognition, even if they changed it around a bit. They just did a song & dance for the parade, and it was delightful.
And, of course, there's good ol' Al Roker to bring it all together!
So, does anyone else watch? I'm curious to know!