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There was a lot of pre-parade activity. Krewes partied at many Ybor City bars, food vendors prepared for the crowd, parking rates went up and some people just tried to stay warm. Experienced paradegoers staked out a claim long before the parade began. [image-1]
Tampa's political leaders were out in force. The grand marshal was former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco.
There were different techniques for getting beads.
Hanging out of windows is a good challenge for bead throwers
[image-6] Signs are a perennial favorite.
[image-7] The standard for the most beadage.
Skin wins beads every time.
And food aplenty
[image-9] Pick something good.
[image-10] Hot sausage on a cold night.
There were more characters in the crowd than in the parade itself.
[image-11] I've got what you want.
[image-13] Party time.
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