The Dogwood Arts Festival Parade used to march up Church Avenue and turn right on Gay Street. Last night I looked there for the parade but found only a Megabus instead. The parade now takes Hill Avenue to Gay Street. In the distance, I spotted the Scooby Doo balloon in front of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. He might have been looking for a sculpture resembling Thelma in the rotunda.
I had hoped to interview some of the participants before the 7:00 p.m. start. The crew from SMOMOtv had a camera location near the reviewing stand that allowed me to talk with some spectators and to get a closer look at Scooby Doo. The first marching band played “A Hard Day’s Night,” maybe because of the line “and I’ve been working like a dog.” There was also a band from New Jersey that made a valiant effort at performing “Rocky Top.”