Talk:Ticker tape parade

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from the article: "still most closely associated with New York City"

  • I've never heard of ticker-tape parades outside New York City. Do they really exist?--Pharos 20:47, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • I too would certainly like to hear about any ones that definitely existed elsewhere. It is somewhat tricky, phrasing the article to reflect truthfulness right now. I wrote most of that article and created the list. It's difficult for me to imagine that there has never been a ticker-tape parade outside New York City. Perhaps it is true. While doing research, I heard of ones elsewhere, for example in Washington, D.C. in previous decades. I couldn't confirm if they were indeed ticker-tape parades. I was somewhat skeptical: The buildings along K-Street, for example, historically could perhaps provide enough of a "canyon" for one. On the other hand, it may been that the writer simply was using the term more generically. I no longer have the reference at hand, unfortunately. There's certainly no reason that such a parade could not have been given in Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other cities, which have wide, straight thoroughfares and have had high-enough office buildings for most of the 20th century. In some cases, in the days before national television coverage of these things, prominent honorees of parades made "parade circuits" (my phrase), getting honored in multiple cities around the country, as did Dwight Eisenhower, Charles Lindbergh. the Apollo 11 astronauts. Perhaps the concept has been picked up in foreign capitals as well. I don't know, But given the evidence I had while researching it, it was definitely not possible to claim that they existed only in New York City. On the other hand, it is almost certain that the vast majority of them that have occurred were in New York City, and it's important to mention that somehow while remaining truthful. -- Decumanus 22:25, 2004 Nov 29 (UTC)
  • They do indeed exist in other cities. Chicago gave one for the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox on October 28, 2005. The route for the ticker-tape leg of the journey followed La Salle St. from the Chicago Board of Trade(Jackson Ave.) to the Chicago River (Wacker Drive). It was preceded by a trip from U.S. Cellular Field through the neighborhoods of South Chicago and followed by a rally. Way to go, Sox!
  • The 1985-1986 Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears were given one as well. (The Chicago Bulls Basketball team had rallies after their 6 championship victories but no parades).


Can someone add something about the logistics of such a parade? Are certain parades officially delegated as "ticker tape"? By whom? Where does the ticker tape come from these days, when stock tickers are no longer in use? Who throws it down -- private companies along the route, city employees, volunteers on the roofs...? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:19, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Roman analogy[edit]

Is there any reference to the resemblance between the tradition of the roman triumph and the american ticker-tape parade ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:17, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Found something : (talk) 15:00, 20 August 2009 (UTC) Luc D.