…because tonight is the annual Athens Christmas Parade.
Second only to Athens’ Double-Barreled Cannon, the Christmas parade is my favorite thing about Athens (well, in the non-music world, that is.) Last year my favorite things in the parade were a garbage truck (with a poster board on the side that said “Merry Christmas”) courtesy of the Athens Solid Waste Department and a 3-legged dog. The marching bands from the local high schools are always entertaining and the Clarke Central High School marching band, in particular, is really incredible.
So, if you live in Athens and are able-bodied and not working then you have a unique opportunity tonight to enjoy one of the best civic events we have. Man, I love this town.
Here’s a bunch-o-stuff that may get you in the Christmas mood. Well, in a mood nonetheless. (Note: not all are Christmas songs;use your imagination.)