I think I have been in more parades that I have watched in person. I have walked, marched, sat, and ridden in more parades that I can think of. I think I've done the Decatur Celebration parade at least 5 times (twice marching with the youth band, twice for work, one other time for something else I can't quite remember), my high school homecoming parade 4 times (3 in marching band, 1 on the senior float in a prom dress), my college homecoming parade 2 times (with my service fraternity), and last year was my debut in the Labor Day parade as a recently engaged finacee of a union member. This year, I get to be a wife. Last year, we got to ride in a truck, this year I think we have to walk...so much for the perks of marriage!
So that's what I'll be doing tomorrow in the 97 degree weather (heat index of 105). Walking in the Decatur Celebration parade. The theme is "Dancing in the Streets." So tonight while I am babysitting my nephew, Austin, I have to make a cd of appropriate theme songs for the Conservation District to "dance in the street" to. Here is my list:
Dancing in the Street (not the creepy Mick Jaggar/David Bowie version either, probably the Mama's and the Papa's version)
Proud Mary (Rolling on the River)
Shake a Tail Feather - Ray Charles
Take Me To the River
Born to be Wild
Bad Moon Rising
Heard it Through the Grapevine
Dancing in the Moonlight
Walking on Sunshine
Spirit in the Sky
Welcome to the Jungle
Hot Fun in the Summertime
Dance to the Music
I have a few backups as well. But the trick was to find songs that A. were danceable, B. had some kind of nature theme in the title (i.e. a season, wild, moon, sun, etc) and C. was appropriate for a crowd. I am the resident music guru around here (thanks, Dad) so I got to be in charge of this. Hopefully everyone will enjoy it.
It's Friday people! Just one workday to go and then a little relief. I have to run by the bank over work and deposit Danny's check...first one with the overtime...yeah, buddy! Although the guy is getting way tired and now maybe has to work 7 tens! That's 10 hours, EVERYDAY. Poor hubby.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Come out to the parade!