Yes, the balloons flew despite the wind, even if a few of them has to be pulled a little lower than usual.
A robot designed by Texas High Schoolers cut the ribbon to start the Parade and other robots shot confetti at the crowd.
The singing drag queens from Kinky boots, sang lustily and kicked up their red heeled boots.
Heaps of highlights, the Rockettes of course and lots of other entertainers.
But for many the highlight was the US Marine Corps Band, looking impossibly sharp in their uniforms, stepping out in perfect precision as they played heart stirring marches.
The video which regrettably shows them sitting rather than marching does give you a chance however to hear their very own march ‘Semper Fidelis’ played superbly by them as it was in the Parade. It will lighten your day to hear it and send you marching off into your life with new energy. LIKE the music of great marching bands.