Walking around before the parade started, i found some of the most interesting subjects were dogs.
And beforehand, a close up of the performers was easier if one was in front of you.
The viewing from the street was not easy for picture taking, unless some stopped in front of you, as did these knockem sockem robots. Some of the small musical bands were great, but as with the other performers, my line of sight was not so good. The streets were lined with people.