Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Gatlinburg tries to break 'nose' record

Parade participants urge others to don red noses

The results aren’t in as yet, but Gatlnburg, TN was hoping to set a new world record during their Christmas parade on Dec. 5.

And the record to be broken — The largest number of people wearing a red Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer nose for five minutes.

The previous world record was set in Australia in 2011 when 16,092 donned the proboscis addition.

Before the parade began, locals were handing out what was expected to be 20,000 red noses to participants along the parade route.

Wifey and I arrived too late to get a “nose job” but we saw hundreds of others in the area sporting them.  

The parade went off as expected although rain, which didn't arrive until the next morning, was forecast to be in the area.

We were at the parade two years ago and on Friday night came to realize that one can’t expect the same thing at each event.

I was shooting a good number of pictures and held back, waiting for some participants that we had seen in the earlier parade. They didn’t show up. I was a little disappointed.

But none-the-less, the parade was entertaining for the thousands along the route who were out to kick off the Christmas season.

Next post: Dec. 16, 2014

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