826 At first I didn't give Randy Leonard's opinion on the taping of spots in the parade route too much thought...after all, me and The Wife™ never really think about going down to the Grand Floral Parade.
But for some reason, the thought wouldn't leave me for several days. The Grand Floral Parade has actually been a turn-off for me for the longest time, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that...hey, I kind of agree with Commissioner Randy. It's an incredibly selfish thing for people to do...and that thing, the taping off of viewing areas days in advance, is actually one of the main reasons we make no plans to see it.
Why bother when you never really even had the chance to get even a halfway-decent spot to watch it from?
Did I hear it right–some people actually spray-paint thier spots on the ground? How very rude and un-Portland like.
We're with Randy on this one.
Except maybe for the public 'Couve and Gresham-hatin'. Can't there be peace in the valley?
Tags: Commissioner Randy Leonard, Portland Rose Festival, Grand Floral Parade