We parked, and walked to the NYSE building. Plenty of people stopped and stared at me in my gown, which I find strange since there are plenty of people in more outrageous outfits in the city (though maybe not near Wall St). We saw Kirsten and her dad waiting holding her gown and then we waited...and waited. I was getting nervous for Kirsten that she wouldn't have time to change! The rest of the Committee and guests showed up, including one of the Grand Marshals, Norbert Schramm. After a while, Lars Halter (Chairman of the Parade) brought us to the gate before the entrance, and got me and Kirsten in through the VIP entrance (with the door hidden in a glass wall) and up to a conference room by his office so she could change and we could "suit up".
|The famous NYSE building with the German and Steuben flags added|