PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Eager float lovers lined the chilly curbs in the city of Pasadena to secure their spots ahead of Wednesday’s Tournament of Roses Parade.
Hundreds of people lined Colorado Boulevard at Fair Oaks Avenue on Tuesday night.
For many, camping out is an annual tradition.
“We live here in Pasadena and we just love to come here every year. Freeze and have fun and see everybody,” one resident told KCAL9’s Serene Branson.
For others, like Dean Hanson, it marked a decades-long tradition.
The now-Fremont resident traveled more than eight hours to join his best friend, Bob Gordon of San Diego.
“I was born in Pasadena and my first one was when I was 6 months old,” Hanson told CBS2’s Melanie Woodrow.
Gordon, similarly, is an avid parade-goer. He has seen at least 40-some parades.
Meantime, many of the floats were on the move, lining up at the starting point ahead of the 125th annual parade, which kicks off at 8 a.m.
The intricate process required the floats to carefully and methodically navigate through the streets of Pasadena to Orange Grove Boulevard.