Saturday, July 30, 2022

Seafair Torchlight Parade

We met up with fancy baker man Renaud for a picnic at Idylwood Park in Redmond.

Eating with these guys is so casually fancy that it's funny. To them the best bread you've had in your life is just some trash left over that they couldn't sell that day.

We headed to downtown Seattle for the Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade. I remember cackling at the thought of having a downtown St. Louis parade after dark. There would be casualties.

Bruce Harrell is Seattle's first Asian-American mayor.

There were kids around wearing inflatable Alaska Airlines planes on their heads. I was extremely jealous.

Seahawks Dancers, formerly known as the Sea Gals

When I saw the Coast Guard was here I knew we weren't in Kansas anymore.

There were some very creative ways to watch the parade.

Seattle Cinerama Theatre closed during the pandemic and hasn't revived. Cinerama is a wide screen video format introduced in the 1950s that involved three different overlapping projectors to produce an panoramic image. It was like a precursor to IMAX. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen bought the place and renovated it, but since his death it has fallen back onto some hard times.

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