Prelude, to the 2018, Chinese New Year Parade, An Annual San Francisco Event, The Year of the Dog

Local Radio
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A local radio station put the finishing touches on their booth in preparation for the parade's start.


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The Bleachers
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The bleachers filled with spectators as the start of the parade neared. Note that bleacher seats cost money, and each person had to wear an ID to access the bleachers.


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Created Enthusiasm
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Parade officials and radio personalities tried to wring enthusiasm from the bleacher crowds.


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Police Were First
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Motorcycle police began the parade and always arrived well before the first parade contingents.


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The First Banner
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The first banner was merely decorative and was used to introduce the parade.


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Gongs
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Gongs carried on shoulders were struck at random intervals to generally introduce the parade.


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Colored Flags
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Colored flags arrived next and preceded the first marching band which began the parade proper.


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