The photos from the last post were in a large warehouse. Here is a "self-decorated" float from the City Of South Pasadena.
This is the artist's rendering.
And here is the actual float! They still have about a day's worth of work to do.
It is being built in a tent behind the War Memorial Building off of Fair Oaks.
Here are those tube things I was trying to explain in the last post. You fill the green tubes with a mix of half water, half Seven Up. It keeps the flower alive longer, I guess. And then you stick one flower into each tube. It is messy, sticky work and I did it for about four hours. My fingers got all shrivelled up and it was cold that year...