Ah, yes, you knew it was coming. I dangled from a bitter orange tree to hang my camera and bled from all the tree thorn scratches for you readers who wanted to see the parade… but in 10 minutes because that is the YouTube maximum cap :).
For those who were wondering what I meant by bandas de guerra (military bands from Mexico), here is a sample of the Aguila de Oro (Golden Eagle) band from Preparatoria #1 (prepa is like an technical high school). Not everyone is a fan but I am and was always amazed at so many that would come for the WBCA parade. I am not sure how many there were this year, since I left my videocamera to attend to my wounds & go to breakfast :P, but it was a minimal number. Check out the Aguila de Oro Banda de Guerra as they played at St. Peter’s Plaza after the parade and then were seen at the Laredo Farmer’s Market playing for the crowds before marching back across the International Bridge to Mexico.
Finally – my better pictures of the beginning and the end of the parade: