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Pasadena Prepares for the Tournament of Roses Parade

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The floats are being decorated in Irwindale, and every last blossom will be fixed in place before the pageantry gets underway Saturday morning. Along the parade route, Pasadena Police are ensuring that motor homes and other attendees are following the laws and not causing any trouble.

In preparation for Saturday's parade, and game, Metro hosted Rose Queen Evanne Friedmann and members of the Royal Court yesterday morning at the Gold Line station in Little Tokyo to urge people to ride Metro to the events. At Pasadena City College on Wednesday afternoon, some of the marching bands took part in Bandfest, offering a preview of the parade's entertainment.

Planning on getting a spot on Colorado Boulevard to see the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade? "Spectators can begin lining up along the parade route beginning at noon Friday. Overnight camping is permitted only on Friday night, Dec. 31," explains KTLA. "Folks can mark their spots by sitting in chairs along the curb until 11 p.m. Friday. At that time, spectators can move out to the blue 'honor line.'"

The rules are as follows:

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-No tents or sofas are allowed.
-Bonfires or fireworks are not permitted. However, small, professionally manufactured barbeques elevated at least one foot off the ground are allowed. They must be 25' from buildings or other combustibles and a fire extinguisher must be readily available.
-No items may be sold along the parade route without a permit.
-Kids under the age of 18 may be on the parade route from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. only if they are under the supervision of adults.
-No ladders or scaffolding may be used as elevation for viewing the activities.
- It is illegal to buy, sell or give away horns on the parade route.
-Pets are not recommended along the parade route because they are easily frightened with sudden, loud noises.
-Selling space along the parade route, other than grandstand seating, is illegal.
-Throwing any projectile into the parade, including seemingly harmless items such as tortillas, marshmallows, flowers, etc., is prohibited.
-Vehicles obstructing emergency lanes will be towed.
-Walking in the street is not permitted during the parade.
-Open containers of alcohol are illegal on public streets, sidewalks and all other public areas.