This was the worst Solstice parade ever. To many non-local loud mass groups with over-amplified music and no cute, homemade costumes. It stalled forever for no reason and it lost all its punch.
The food booths were all commercial operations and they had a huge long line to get tickets and then huge long lines to get your food - definitely not worth it. Far better off downtown.
Some of the family floats and costumes were cute, but they were few and far between if you could stand having your ears get blasted off. The half dozen accordion players were the best part that brought genuine smiles and applause. The large noisy troops brought grim revulsion.
No longer local, no longer acoustic only, no longer fun and spontaneous. No longer anything to bother attending. Passing of an era. Stick a fork in it, Solstice is DOA.