Here are a lot of pictures and an video from the 2017 version of the Noble Street Festival and the Sunny King Criterium. Photos include action from Big Sam The Balloon Man and Heflin Taekwondo. After talking to several people at the event, I was in agreement that the Noble Street Festival side of things was somewhat disappointing this year. There were less kids activities, no music, and few food vendors. The crowd was kind of okay and I hope next year the event is bigger like in years past that I remember!
The Sunny King Criterium was great as always with a couple of crashes in the women’s and men’s pro races. So below, enjoy an over 30 minute video and a lot of great photos!
Yes, I know it’s been a year, but the last year has been a wild ride, and I finally had time to edit the photos and video from the 2016 Noble Street Festival. Below, enjoy pictures and video from the event! And the 2017 version of the event won’t take a year to edit and upload, enjoy!
Here is another Christmas parade post! This time its the Anniston Christmas Parade along Noble Street in downtown Anniston. The parade had the Ohatchee, White Plains, Wellborn, and Anniston marching bands. The parade also had The Donoho School and Faith Christian School featured. The parade also had plenty of great floats, an Michael Jackson impersonator, an Elf impersonator, and much more!
Yep, somehow and someway Anniston ended up in a Saturday Night Live parody skit. In last week’s show, they had a parody movie trailer called “God’s A Boob Man.” Yep, that is the real parody title. Obviously, this is a parody to the “God’s Not Dead 2” movie now out in theaters. And in the first 4 seconds of the video, you see downtown Anniston.
So, the question asked was where did Saturday Night Live get the footage? After watching SNL live, I had to think it had to be some stock footage the show purchased. And after some Google searches, I was found to be right. The show spent $575 for a 15 second Getty Images clip of overhead downtown Anniston along Noble Street. The clip is from John Neff and some of the tags included in the video includes “small town america”, “American culture”, “gulf coast states”, “church”, and more.
WDNG reached out to NBC and Saturday Night Live and a spokesperson said the show was searching for a clip that had a ‘God’s Not Dead’ feel to it. And the clip was just stock footage purchased for the show. That’s the best 2 seconds for $575 ever spent! Enjoy the skit!
Sorry for the delay, but I needed to put up a video almost 30 minutes long and pictures from the 2015 Anniston Christmas Parade. This year, the parade was held on an Saturday afternoon, and it was one of the longest parades with a great crowd thanks to warm weather. Enjoy the video and pictures!