Rose Parade Campers Stake Out Sites, Celebrate New Year’s Eve

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It’s an annual tradition for some families: wake up at the crack of dawn to attend the Rose Parade in Pasadena.


A Rose Parade float is seen in Pasadena on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

Some families, however, take it a step further, camping out on the streets where the parade will take place, reserving key seats in which to watch the parade on New Year’s Day.

And while they’re at it, they may as well have a party too.

As a new year approached late Tuesday night, the parade route teemed with campfires, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and roller blades who weaved in and out of float-gawking crowds.

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