Left: What do you do when you can't get Brett Favre to come to your parade? You do that.
Below left: To quote my mom, "I think you probably have to be blond to ride that float."
Below right: Gary LaPean on his stilts--he's been doing that for as long as I can remember.
Below: Inexplicable renaissance fair people! Knights...and a pirate strumpet? Where did they come from? I thought the nearest renaissance fair was down in the Twin Cities...? People dressed up as voyageurs and lumberjacks, we're used to--but not so much the pirate strumpets.