Monday, May 19, 2008

Steady as she goes

That’s not an inner tube or a Depends undergarment. Each float has security holsters to keep the queens from toppling off their perches in bumpy conditions or sudden stops. One past Rhody queen told me the story of a time that the float got directed off the parade route and ended up on Interstate 5—the girls harnessed into place as they wove among freeway traffic, waving gamely to the startled drivers.

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