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20 minutes ago, popsiclebrandon said:

That was the lowest attended 4th I've seen in the 6 years I've been down here.  There are a few places around the area barely hanging on and I can see that being a death knell for some of them, one in Thornton in particular. That 4th bump pays a lot of people's July rent and it was not good.

The weather I’m sure didn’t help although it stopped raining a few hours before the fireworks. 

Altamonte did Red, White and Boom the night before. I wonder if that would be preferable when the 4th is on a weeknight so you don’t have to work the next day.

Maybe the MAGA folks stayed home to see the tanks!

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1 hour ago, spenser1058 said:

Altamonte did Red, White and Boom the night before. I wonder if that would be preferable when the 4th is on a weeknight so you don’t have to work the next day.

I don't think we can compete with Red Hot & Boom and if people had to choose which event to go to on the 3rd, I think Altamonte would get the lion's share. They do the event well and it comes off as a commercial production while I've always felt ours was a little amateurish (although last year was an improvement). Can't speak for this year since I had to work on the 4th, but the fireworks show during Come Out With Pride are usually much more impressive.

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Their is a larger issue, in my opinion, at play here and it is people hate dealing with downtown parking. When 10 other municipalities are putting on firework displays closer to your home with easier parking people will head to those and until the city wakes up to that reality and makes parking easier to find (during DTO I stressed we needed to put up wayfinding for the garages/lots but it was not considered a priority) and make the event something unique it will continue to dwindle in size and stature.

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The Autonomous Vehicles Symposium is coming to OC next week. It’s the first time it’s taking place outside San Francisco.

Apparently, Orlando is establishing a name for itself in the nascent unmanned mobility industry.

https://floridapolitics.com/archives/300920-orlando-lands-san-francisco-autonomous-vehicle-summit-for-the-first-time

From Florida Politics

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The Florida Citrus Parade is ending after 39 years.

Personally, I was miffed because it eliminated the Orlando Jaycees’ Christmas Parade at the time, a staple of my childhood (I got to play my baritone several times in that during my band days as well).

We have several other parades now so it’s not a big deal. The Come Out With Pride Parade is more fun and the Christmas parade has even returned in fits and starts.

Now, if we could just resurrect Bob Morris’ Kumquat Sashay...

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange-county/os-ne-orlando-citrus-parade-permanently-canceled-20191002-bkjtsc7hbfefjfzr3nfl2zhnvm-story.html

From the Sentinel 

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1 hour ago, spenser1058 said:

The Florida Citrus Parade is ending after 39 years.

Personally, I was miffed because it eliminated the Orlando Jaycees’ Christmas Parade at the time, a staple of my childhood (I got to play my baritone several times in that during my band days as well).

We have several other parades now so it’s not a big deal. The Come Out With Pride Parade is more fun and the Christmas parade has even returned in fits and starts.

Now, if we could just resurrect Bob Morris’ Kumquat Sashay...

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange-county/os-ne-orlando-citrus-parade-permanently-canceled-20191002-bkjtsc7hbfefjfzr3nfl2zhnvm-story.html

From the Sentinel 

this sucks.  it lessens the importance of the Citrus Bowl game(s).

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