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Macy's announces plans for this year's Thanksgiving Day parade


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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 14, 2020 - 8:05 am

https://www.macysinc...nounce-plan-for



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Posted Sep 14, 2020 - 9:02 am

I don't understand what this means. I get the reducing part.

 

Reducing the overall number of participants by approximately 75%, and splitting the remaining participants over two days



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Posted Sep 14, 2020 - 9:22 am

Probably going to film on 2 days and edit them together into one broadcast.



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Posted Sep 14, 2020 - 10:18 am

Probably going to film on 2 days and edit them together into one broadcast.

Seems odd since I thought it was usually live. :sidesplit



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Posted Sep 14, 2020 - 10:58 am

I'll be happy to watch, but I do wonder how they'll discourage in-person spectators who decide to show up anyway.

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Posted Sep 15, 2020 - 7:46 am

I'll be happy to watch, but I do wonder how they'll discourage in-person spectators who decide to show up anyway.

Heck if NY numbers was not so bad I might go up there myself just to see it with out 5 million people around me



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Posted Oct 6, 2020 - 6:24 am

Seems odd since I thought it was usually live. :sidesplit

It has always been broadcast live.  As Brad mentioned, I would guess that at least one day of elements will be filmed before Thanksgiving (maybe Thanksging eve?) and spliced.  That could be done somewhere other than Herald Square, which is busy the day before Thanksgiving.  Then maybe film live on Thanksgiving Day at Herald Square and splice in acts from the previous days filming.  It would be a bit like the New Years eve broadcasts that splice in some pre-recorded acts between live performances and hosts.

 

I'll be happy to watch, but I do wonder how they'll discourage in-person spectators who decide to show up anyway.

I wonder too.  They could limit access to some streets around Herald Square on Thanksgiving morning and wherever the other day's filming occurs.  Probably still possible for intrepid viewers to get some glimpses, but not a very good experience and without advertising they can keep the numbers low.  I (usually) work one block away from Herald Square (across from the other end of the Macy's store) and might have wandered over to see what is going on, but will probably be out of town as we usually make brief trips for Thanksgiving (and I have not been working in the office anyway(.

 

Heck if NY numbers was not so bad I might go up there myself just to see it with out 5 million people around me

Although New York CODID-19 numbers are climbing slightly now in early October, they have been lower than much of the country for months.  New Yorkers learned our lesson and have been better (not perfect) at following mask guidelines than much of the country (including places that I traveled to this summer)..  Masks aren't perfect, but they work.  In any case, its not a good year to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in person, but come next year and join the crowds.  I have been two or three times and it is a lot of fun!  



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Posted Oct 7, 2020 - 4:58 am

It has always been broadcast live.  As Brad mentioned, I would guess that at least one day of elements will be filmed before Thanksgiving (maybe Thanksging eve?) and spliced.  That could be done somewhere other than Herald Square, which is busy the day before Thanksgiving.  Then maybe film live on Thanksgiving Day at Herald Square and splice in acts from the previous days filming.  It would be a bit like the New Years eve broadcasts that splice in some pre-recorded acts between live performances and hosts.

 

I wonder too.  They could limit access to some streets around Herald Square on Thanksgiving morning and wherever the other day's filming occurs.  Probably still possible for intrepid viewers to get some glimpses, but not a very good experience and without advertising they can keep the numbers low.  I (usually) work one block away from Herald Square (across from the other end of the Macy's store) and might have wandered over to see what is going on, but will probably be out of town as we usually make brief trips for Thanksgiving (and I have not been working in the office anyway(.

 

Although New York CODID-19 numbers are climbing slightly now in early October, they have been lower than much of the country for months.  New Yorkers learned our lesson and have been better (not perfect) at following mask guidelines than much of the country (including places that I traveled to this summer)..  Masks aren't perfect, but they work.  In any case, its not a good year to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in person, but come next year and join the crowds.  I have been two or three times and it is a lot of fun!  

If I come I would have to have a hotel room facing the street. There is just to many people for me not to mention the cold....Well I guess all those people may keep you warm.



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Posted Oct 7, 2020 - 6:58 am

If I come I would have to have a hotel room facing the street. There is just to many people for me not to mention the cold....Well I guess all those people may keep you warm.

That's what I've always wanted to do.  I would love to watch the parade live, from balcony above the crowd :).



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Posted Oct 8, 2020 - 6:32 am

That's what I've always wanted to do.  I would love to watch the parade live, from balcony above the crowd :).

That hs always been a goal of mine since watching Miracle on 34th street



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Posted Oct 8, 2020 - 6:58 am

I grew up in NYC and it was always a tradition to watch parts (if not all) the parade (on NBC), I knew people that went, it wasn't as crazy as it is now security wise to get a spot. Now people have to be in place in the wee hours of the Morning. A classmate took their family and saw them blowing up some of the balloons. I think they'll be taping virtual singing spots beforehand, and they'll probably only do a block or two for the parade itself. It's going to be so strange this Holiday season. I hope you all stay safe.


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Posted Oct 10, 2020 - 5:25 am

I grew up in NYC and it was always a tradition to watch parts (if not all) the parade (on NBC), I knew people that went, it wasn't as crazy as it is now security wise to get a spot. Now people have to be in place in the wee hours of the Morning. A classmate took their family and saw them blowing up some of the balloons. I think they'll be taping virtual singing spots beforehand, and they'll probably only do a block or two for the parade itself. It's going to be so strange this Holiday season. I hope you all stay safe.

That is our tradition too. We always watch it on TV and eat a lite breakfast so we can fully enjoy the festivities that afternoon. 



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Posted Oct 14, 2020 - 12:16 pm

I'm just glad they are still having it!!! It's not Thanksgiving without macy's Thanksgiving parade. 😁😁😁




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