He faintly sniffed the atmosphere of a certain sort of seaside town that be did not specially care about, and, looking ahead along the parade by
the sea, he saw something that put the matter beyond a doubt.
Santa will kick off the parade by
flying overhead in a Glendale police helicopter.
It is in this light that questions about the historical 'shape' of Irish-American identity and its constituent factors can be asked of the parade by
historians, and highly suggestive answers given: ritual is in part the performance of identity, and the historian can 'get inside a group's head' with some certainty if he or she focuses on ritual enactments of self.
A chance to participate in the parade by
either riding on a float or marching as a costumed character;
Mondavi will be joined in this year's Parade by
San Francisco dignitaries including Mayor Willie L.
Cheers rose for the Los Angeles Police Department's Motorcycle Drill Team, which opened the parade by
gunning their bikes along the route.
He will be joined in the Parade by
the three 2002 Honorary Grand Marshals: San Francisco Police Commissioner Angelo Quaranta; Vincent Tummino of the New York Fire Department (FDNY); and Sgt.