Fans of the scheduled Messi Thanksgiving Day Parade who thought they could avoid the crowds of spectators this year are disappointed – and wish they could stay home.
On Thursday, a small crowd of spectators put on an air-tight ring of drizzle and NYPD barricades to try to see the annual Messi Thanksgiving Day Parade in person – but say they made a big mistake.
“It would be nice to see this on TV,” complained Julia Korzah, 34, of the Herald Square area.
“Everything I can see is the top of the Empire State Building,” she said as she and her boyfriend were behind a metal barricade at the corner of 34th Street and 8th Avenue.
Last year More than 3.5 million eager parade-observers Lined 2.5-mile road from Upper West Side to Herald Square.
But to protect people amid the coronavirus epidemic, this year’s parade TV Was a live event for – Area up to just one block, opposite the Herald Square headquarters of the iconic department store.
“We left the apartment so my four-year-old son could see the floats,” said Ben Messina, 3 years old.
“My family went to the parade last year, so at least we have a happy memory,” he said at 36th Street and 8th Avenue.
“I don’t think New York wants a lot of viewers,” Meghan Mlin Klin, 42, a healthcare worker in Philadelphia, told another disappointed viewer.
Chalk it up to 2020, he said.
“There was no float in person, everything was predetermined, what you see on TV is different.” “Disappointing.”
Meanwhile, millions of people, who watched from the comfort of their living rooms, praised it, mostly by commenting via Twitter.
“Steve Carell as Santa is something I don’t know I need.” One home audience noticed.
“I already love dense music and want to live in it,” Announced another Twitter user.
Of course, there were still critics in the television audience, including viewer Jennifer Churchill’s six-year-old son.
He tweeted, “This is my 6 year old Macy’s Day Parade and I’m not impressed.”
“Mom, it’s just a business bunch. Anyone who is making this a show of all commercials should keep it locked in the bathroom for a year. “
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