The Macy's "Christmas Parade" which eventually was renamed the "Thanksgiving Parade" has been held since 1924. In 1927, Tony Sarg was an illustrator who was hired by Macy's to "come up" with new ideas for the parade. Tony's idea was BALLOONS!!
A while back my niece posted a cool avatar on her Facebook. i asked where she got and she said "Wicked"...duh. Well little did I know it was a smash Broadway musical and a really cool book (s). I watched a couple of YouTube videos and was enthralled. Hey, I live in Vegas. Surely I can go see it. Maybe it's on DVD. Fat chance. We had to wait TWO YEARS while they BUILT a place to host it.