I was fortunate enough to have access to a parking lot on St Charles Ave. near Lafayette Square to veiw the Rex parade this year.
One of the highlights came when the bagpipe & drum corp stopped in front of us. a little girl talked to them and was invited by one of the drummers to play his drum. She was terrific! She had both the crowd and band members cheering her on. What a treat for those of us nearby.
The complete Rex photo set is here: