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  1. I think the fiesta commission ought to consider moving up the start of the parade to about 11:00 AM, when the street hasn’t absorbed as much heat as it would given the extra hour. This may lessen the chance of heat stroke. The street can get higher than 120 degrees. Commission members should sit at the end of the parade, near Main Plaza, to see the glazed look on the eyes of students after they’ve marched for over an hour in hot/humid conditions. I’m surprised more people haven’t fainted. I wonder why band directors have their students wear full dress uniforms. I’m sure they have lots of cases of heat stroke. The horses also look really stressed. Beginning the parade an hour earlier seems like a reasonable change for the better. I think it would make for a better experience for all.

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