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8/17/2009

Nisei Week Parade 2009

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(The Samurais where just to cool)
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(The Machine gun was pretty cool too)

So this year to help promote the Next Generation Remix Concert, I got to participate in the Nisei Week Grand Parade.  I did not know what to expect since I have never been to Nisei Week or the parade before.  

While waiting around for the parade to start, I starting to get the idea of just how large the parade was, there where supposed to be 1600 people in the parade and people where starting to line up in the streets.  

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( I was one of those people, be sure to come see us again this saturday at the concert!)

My job along with my friends (we where the people wearing the blue shirts and passing out flyers) was to promote the concert, by passing out flyers and yelling out information about the concert.  There where also some people riding in the JACCC car.  We where right behind the Nikkei Games basketball car and the moving Taiko stage.  

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(So many people in the streets)

When we first started it took me awhile to get warmed up, but once I got settled in it was really a lot of fun.  What I really enjoyed most was the people in the crowd, it was so interesting to me seeing all the different people who came to see the parade.  

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( A moving stage performance, pretty coo l)

The parade was really cool, but I would almost say I regret not being able to watch it from the crowd, but then again who can say they participated in the Nisei week Parade?  I might never get that chance again.  I also got some really cool behind the scenes shots.  I didnt get to see the Nebuta though, which I really wanted to.  

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( Nisei Week Queen and Princesses )
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( Cosplayers )
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( Haneto Dancers )
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( Karaoke Party Bus )
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( Tanabata )