Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
To me it seems like such a waste of flowers.
Flowers are a fleeting and temporal beauty, why not find a recyclable use? Those flowers would've grown and died in a short span of time regardless
I agree about "watching" I never watched either for more than a passing few minutes, but I am always amazed at the floats in the Rose Parade, and there have been some interesting creations there. But it is also a local thing, I grew around it being a part of LA, people plan all year and many schools either send money or kids help build the floats in the year leading up, so its part of Angelino vocabulary even for folks who may never actually recall seeing the parade on TV or otherwise.