Saturday, March 17, 2007

San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade


My well-connected sister got us super VIP tickets to watch the SFCNY parade this year. We got front row seats, free pre-party invites, a chance to meet last season's Survivor winner (Yul) and very cool goodie bags to boot! Sure feels like a great start to this Golden Pig Year!!


Definitely beats sitting at the end of the parade route when all the bands are tired of performing and all the kiddos are ready for potty breaks. Nice to be at the Head O' tha Parade.

Here is the view from the pre-party shindig. Beautiful Day...couldn't have been prettier.


Here are the lovely treats that they offered. Mega dimsum, including an amazing green spicy veggie dumpling that I long for to this day...and ice cold Chardonnay. Niiiiice.


View from the parade site.


Lucky boots.


And, sunset comes.



Dragons!


Lions!


And, Piggies! Oh My!



Serious Warriors....swinging lumbering arms as they walk over mounds of firecrackering explosions.



Beautiful dancers.....fluttering colorful fans.



But, what is up with these freaky heads????



Good times.

30 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great pictures - sounds like a really fun day.
Stephanie
www.forksandchopsticks.wordpress.com

Stacy said...

What a COOL parade!! VIP ~ status looks like the way to go!

Mark & Michelle said...

Wow - what great pictures!! I would say that you owe your sister one!!

The problem will be next going back with the 'regular' folks!!

Made in China said...

Wow!!! What an event! I wish we had that here! Looks like a blast!!!

What is the story with the lucky boots? Do tell ....

Kathy and Joel said...

Very cool! Looks like such a beautifully done parade! Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures with us.

a&mg said...

Sounds like an awesome time!!

Jacquie said...

Sounds like a great time! But I'm with you... what's the deal with the giant heads?

C.J. said...

Oh wow! Me is vewy, vewy jealous!

Looks fabulous, big heads and all :0)

Joannah said...

That looks like so much fun, and what a way to go as a VIP and everything! Cool beans!

Natalee said...

Awesome!!

atomic mama said...

Too cool! Hot green boots and all! The only thing missing... turnip cake perhaps? Heh. Glad it was fun!!

new girl said...

Looks fantastic! I know the cool boots made it all the better. Good to know people in high places!

tundrachica said...

Great pics to go with the day. I miss seeing tall buildings of REAL cities.

Also loved your Lil' Kim quilting day. I'd come to your quilting day any day over the one that happens at my school (and I'm not a quilter) :)

Doris & Dan said...

What a great event!!

Keep smilin!

Jonni said...

W&J - We had so much fun today with you guys in Chinatown! Thanks for showing us the all the sites. Lunch was the bomb too. The CNY pictures are amazing. Your sister really hooked you up with the CNY celebration. The card and CD are beautiful and I can't wait to listen to the awesome music. Hope you guys can visit us in NY soon. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs,
Jonni

jk said...

ooooh - yours was at night! makes the fireworks a lot better - cool!

I definitely want to come up to SF next year for the parade. We had freaky big heads at ours, too.

Shandra said...

Great pictures. Parade looks wonderful. Maybe Sis can score those VIP tickets next year for your little one!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Whoa!!! You had rock star treatment. Nice! I'm way jealous. I'll try to contain it though. Heh. :-)

Barb said...

Look like a great day. Cool boots too!

cougchick said...

Just found your blog. Love the pics from the CNY pee-rade. Super cool. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

How fun. What is with those big heads? Great pictures. Maybe next year you'll bring Buttercup along. One can hope, right?

BTW, I've changed my blog address, had some problems, but all is resolved. www.spillingmycoffee.blogspot.com

"M" said...

Great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing them with us. Sounds like a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

I am officially offended. You guys stand at the end of the parade route with me, stew and stan...what does that mean? DAMN.

steph said...

Oh that makes me so jealous! I was supposed to visit my SIL in San Fran over the weekend and we had to change for her to come here b/c of finances. Look what I could have seen!!!!
Looks wonderful. You get to hit so many cool events!!!
JEALOUS!

Jessi said...

Wow. Looks like a great time! I LOVE the boots!

Shannon S said...

Amazing day out. San Francisco is such a great town. Love the boots. =)

Laura said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun! How awesome you got those VIP's!
hugs,
Laura

rubyiscoming said...

too cool - your photos are fabulous and really tell the story!

Beth and Shayna said...

Amazing pictures and I am sure you had an amazing time. Ahhhh, San Fran. I cannot wait. Five more months and we will be there!!!

Kayce said...

It was a great day!!! We just didn't get to sit in the bleachers, I've never been pushed so much in my life. I guess it prepared me for China! Ha!