Being in the parade was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it. We felt like celebrities waving to people. I couldn't quite figure out why people wanted to wave at us, but what the heck, we waved back.
Smoothie's school was handing out free calendars. So at each block, we would stock up with an armful of calendars and go towards the crowd. All these hands waving, everybody loves a freebie. (I'm sure the trash cans along Ste. Cate Street are full of calendars now.)
Everyone was so polite, asking for their freebie and saying thanks afterward. It was an odd but fun experience.