I had the good fortune to ride in two parades today. I rode with the Unicycle.com crowd in the Marietta parade which started around 10:00am and then met downtown for the Atlanta 4th of July parade that started at 1:00pm. These were my first 2 parades as a Unicyclist and I had a real blast. If you haven’t ever done one I highly recommend it.
We had about 30 people for the first parade and lost a few gained a couple for the Atlanta parade. Casey Drummond was definitely the show stopper. He would stop every so often and have 3 people lay down then he would launch over them. I would try to get the crowd into it by shouting how dangerous the trick was and someone may not walk away from the trick. THe crowd would start cheering him on and as he completed the Jump it would erupt into much louder applause. I wonder what the reaction would have been if he missed? He did this over and over about 5-10 times each parade. BIG HIT with the crowd. Of course being the joker I am I would say something along the lines that just around the corner I would attempt 8 people if I could get some volunteers from the crowd. Curiously nobody volunteered. Good thing to since I couldn’t clear a 2X4.
I was really impressed with the number of people that showed up since there are no organized clubs here in the Atlanta area. Who knows, maybe there will be one in the future.
Hope everyone is having a great Fourth of July.