Posts Tagged ‘Rose Bowl’
The Boys are Back in Town –
One Direction Plays the Rose Bowl in Pasadena –
on Their Luxury Tour
Coming to a historic football stadium this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, British boy band One Direction (1D), still hot after being discovered in 2010 on Simon Cowell‘s X Factor television show, will fill the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena with 60,000+ screaming fans and pop music lovers. It is a busy weekend for the oldest of the great college football arenas. And though she is old (games have been played here since 1902) she is looking very good these days after recent renovations and revitalizations made the stadium worthy of continuing as a home field for the UCLA Bruins, site of the annual New Year’s Day Tournament of Roses and periodically the host of the BCS Championship Game – the Superbowl of college football. Accompanying 1D on this tour will be 5 Seconds of Summer (5SoS), an equally popular boy band from Australia. Oh, the teenyboppers that will be populating Los Angeles this weekend. It boggles the mind. 5SOS appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show earlier this year. We took the photograph below on a private Los Angeles tour in Hollywood of the young ladies waiting behind the studio to see the lads and proffer marriage proposals.
Something Special To Do When Visiting Los Angeles
The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena is only 11 days away and the floats have to be completed Just In Time so that the flowers look and smell their best on parade day. New Years Day. January 1st. Locals and visitors alike have an opportunity to help decorate these beautiful rolling mechanisms. In fact, without volunteers this would not happen. The City of Hope is inviting those interested to join them in the Rosemont Pavilion next to the Rose Bowl Stadium for one (or more) of several upcoming decorating shifts:
- Thursday, Dec. 26th, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. & 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Friday-Monday, Dec. 27th-30th, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. & 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Imagine knowing your work will be seen by millions of people around the world when the Tournament of Roses Parade is broadcast. For our private Los Angeles tour guests, this is a great fun, family activity before New Years where you can meet people from Los Angeles and participate in an enduring and worthwhile tradition. There is more to do when visiting Los Angeles than sightseeing in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Two Reasons to Tour Pasadena this Holiday
The historic Rose Bowl Stadium is prepared to host the 100th Rose Bowl Game with its brand new look and amenities. All the construction with its attendant noise and dust will be have been worth it as the Stanford Cardinal and the Michigan State Spartans vie for the Rose Queen’s favor the afternoon of the first day of 2014. Stanford is back for a second year in a row representing the Pac-12. This will be the Spartans’ fifth appearance in the New Year’s Rose Bowl contest. Interestingly, Stanford played in the first game ever at the Rose Bowl back in 1902, though the Rose Bowl then was hardly a shadow of the stadium today. And we think of the Rose Bowl Game as the Grandmother of all bowl games. Our private Los Angeles tour guests get a good look at the stadium when they are interested in visiting Pasadena.
If that is not enough, the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) will pit the Auburn Tigers against the Florida State Seminoles on Monday, January 6th. This will be the final BCS game played with this format for choosing the competitors (through an obscure point system and polls). Next year begins a more traditional playoff system for the college teams.
Tickets to the stadium for both games are still available (though probably not for long). However, seats will be available in bars, restaurants, lobbies and living rooms everywhere to watch the contests live on television.