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Juneteenth and battle of the bands

Today at the wonderful Juneteenth parade, we saw a small preview of tonight’s battle of the bands. The Austin All-Star Band was a hometown favorite, and the Houston All-Star Band was a very large aggregation and also a treat to see and hear.

Local politicians were very much in evidence. So were church groups and social and charitable organizations. It was a treat to see the Wells Fargo coach, drawn by four hourses. It seemed that there were more gaited horses than ever. We were too busy viewing and marching to get many pictures, but there are some. There are now five unedited videos on line; see the Austin All-Stars and the Houston All-Stars.

The Battle of the Bands is tonight at Nelson Field, 7200 Berkman Drive, beginning at 6 pm.

Juneteenth on parade

Austin Juneteenth 2009

Once again I failed to capture an image of the H-E-B giant shopping cart. Half the time the toy camera isn’t on when I think it is, and the same is true for the FlipCam. But it doesn’t matter. No pictures of any kind are ever truly needed to establish memories of this annual event. Many were the elected officials to be seen in the procession. Police Chief Acevedo walked the route distributing goodies to children along the way. My personal favorites, as always, were the kids playing music (the Austin All-Star Band was out in force) and the fancy-gaited horses, all beautifully groomed and seeming to enjoy showing off as much as we all loved seeing them. Additonal photographs and short videos have been uploaded. Although we marched down Chicon with the All-Star band, it can be seen that most of the time we kept quite close to the Fresh Up Club.

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