I love parades. The floats, the fire trucks, the smiling waving people and the great marching bands. Actually, I'm usually a little disappointed if a marching band is playing as they pass me. I much prefer just hearing the drummers' cadence... the rythmic drumming they play when they are marching and not playing a tune. I can't stand still. I have to move when I hear it.
If you enjoy percussion as much as I do, you will love this great video from YouTube and Animusic.