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Title: The annual Our Lady of the Cloud procession, Hackensack, NJ 1-1-19
Post by: BLeafe on January 01, 2019, 04:52:21 PM
This year's version was a little more solemn and a lot smaller. Gone were all the fake animals, the dancing, costumed whatever-they-weres and the jumpy accordion music. The confusing clash of sounds (the front party atmosphere mixed with the almost-funereal rear group's vocals/music) was also absent. This year was clearer and more concise.

I stuck to shooting from the roof and it only took about 11 or 12 minutes - with stops - from when they approached Union St from Passaic St, made the left turn and then exited Union onto Anderson St to continue on to Holy Trinity Church.

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Title: Our Lady of the Cloud procession, Hackensack, NJ 1-1-20
Post by: BLeafe on January 02, 2020, 01:50:03 PM
This annual New Year's Day procession - which I've been photographing since 2009 - ends at a local Catholic church, so I called them on December 31 to check on the step-off time and to see if there were any changes in the route.

I was told that it was not scheduled this year, but they could provide no reason why. That's sad.

Just before noon on New Year's Day, I heard music that sounded familiar. I looked out a window in my apartment and there was the usual procession, albeit with a somewhat different route. When I first heard it, I saw it on Union St in front of the Middle School. I have no idea where it started. It continued on Union past my building, but I couldn't tell you where it went after that (back to the church that - just the day before - said there was no procession?)

I usually shoot this from my roof, but a certain landlord has blocked me from my own roof access door, so this video had to be shot through a window with an A/C in it.

Consequently, the volume is low, so crank it up to hear anything.

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