Here are some shots of other people that were hanging out in the staging area.
Here's the guy off to the side staring at all of the women. Despite his intentions, I liked the set up with the painted wall behind him.
This little boy is anxious to get the parade going.
More people coming in with their props.
This was a very typical scene with the girl surrounded by photographers. This was one of the more tame versions of the scene.
This is what was happening outside on the street as people gathered early to get a good spot.