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Look Up High, In The Sky, It’s a Super Sonic… Balloon

Sonic Balloon

As I’ve gotten older and older, my interest waned in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  I don’t know why, maybe because I would spend my older Thanksgiving just vegging out on the big family TV playing games or something.  Every once in a while though, it seems like there’s been reasons to check it out just to see what happens– such as when the Foster’s float rickrolled all of downtown New York, with Rick Astley himself.  Well, it looks like nerds might have another excuse to flip to the channel inbetween rounds of whatever blockbuster game they’ll be playing.  In honor of the hedgehog’s 20th anniversary, a giant blue Sonic balloon will be at the very front of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade tomorrow.  It’s a pretty good looking balloon allowing for a rather nubby interpretation of modern Sonic.  This is actually the second time a Sonic balloon has appeared in the parade since 1993.

All I know is that if there is not a band or speaker system blasting “Sonic Boom” or “Super Sonic Racing” behind the big guy, I’m gonna be very disappointed in Sega.

John-Charles is an avid video game enthusiast who loves games with strong story, smart design, and a lick of fun. He's very hopeful for the future where others are doubtful and looks back on retro games with fond memories. With a long history with games, both old and new, he tends to Defaullt Prime's veritable museum of games, The Bitereon Collection, with a new entry every week. He's also a studying engineer turned communications with an eye for design. He also thinks cartoons are neat.