We went across the street last weekend to see the opening night of Jin Ji Lake's boat parade. I tried to take pictures, but our camera didn't do well in the low light conditions. With a few exceptions, most of the pictures look like this:
At some point I realized the video quality was great and repeatable...so I started taking more video than pictures.
If you listened to the sound in that video you'll have heard two things. First, the place was a mad house, shoulder to shoulder. Shayne and I arrived early enough to grab a prime spot behind a bush so nobody could stand directly in front of us.
Secondly, you may have heard an amusing conversation between the two of us regarding one float. Did it say "2012" or "Jon?" Maybe both?