Windy weather changes the Pegasus Parade route - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Windy weather changes the Pegasus Parade route

A windy evening forced a change in the Pegasus Parade route.  But, the 53rd annual Derby week event still brought out a few celebrities and plenty of crowds.

You didn't miss anything, if you were between Jackson and Brook Streets.  The inflatables stayed within those boundaries because of the high winds, instead of going all the way from Campbell to 9th Street.With a theme like "A World of Fun," this year's Pegasus Parade was filled with people dressed to represent countries around the world.

And while they were not official, these judges let each float, each band, and even a celebrity judge know their score.

"I like the 10's, I like the 8's too. I'll keep working," said Dancing with the stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba.

Used to judging celebs on "Dancing with the Stars" Carrie Ann Inaba faced some numbers of her own.

Dancers in the parade inspired some pint-sized dancers to create their own moves.  Meanwhile, bagpipers tried to dodge what the horses left behind until some kids with arguably the worst job in the parade cleaned it all up.

Our resident judge gave them a 10.

"Thank you for the people that are cleaning up the horse droppings," said Halen Grifford.

The mother behind the score-card idea said she had as much fun as the kids.

"I'm not self-conscious. I can make score cards and have people hold them up in the air and I don't care," said Paulette Erich.

But it might be a good idea to be self-conscious when this "America's Next Top Model" judge is around.

"There's all kinds of models here, from million-dollar race horses to extraordinary people dressed in massive hats," said Nigel Barker with America's Next Top Model.

As for fan favorites, Louie the Lightning Bug, this Ken-ducky Derby float and Louisville's most famous trumpet player - Patrick Henry Hughes - and his father right behind him as a group of special needs spectactors cheered on.

Iron Chef Bobby Flay also made an appearance as the parade's grand marshal.

The only downside, gas prices have gotten so expensive, these truck drivers had to downsize their 18-wheelers.That was a joke, of course.  Kosair's mini 18-wheelers were adorable though.

And the Kentucky Derby Festival estimates more than 250,000 people went out to see the parade.

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