Each year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade treats spectators to musical performances featuring some of the globe’s most prominent stars. Many eagerly anticipate seeing their favorite artists on such a festive stage. However, a segment of the audience is less enthused by the unmistakable display of lip-syncing during these performances.
The parade is a massive production that unfolds in real time, presenting many logistical challenges. To keep things going smoothly, organizers pre-record the musical acts. However, this practice has sparked criticism from some. Disapproving comments flood social media every single year during the event.
In 1969 we put a man on the moon and talked to him.— The Frugal Banker (@TheFrugalBanker) November 23, 2023
In 2023 musicians are lip syncing in a parade because “it’s too hard to do sound on a moving vehicle.”
We used to be a proper country.
While lip-syncing may be an issue for some, many viewers wholeheartedly embrace the whimsical nature of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — finding joy in the lighthearted and entertaining spectacle that is unfolding on their screens.
For many, the over-the-top cheesiness of the event adds a special charm to the experience. It helps make the parade a uniquely enjoyable celebration unlike anything else that happens each year.
My favorite part about the Thanksgiving Day Parade is how obvious it is how they’re lip-syncing— Kristine Casey (@kristinecasey05) November 23, 2023
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Is as American as It Gets
Few things capture the essence of “Thanksgiving in America” quite like the spectacle of iconic bands from yesteryear energetically lip-syncing aboard corporate-sponsored parade floats.
It’s a scene so uniquely American and delightfully unexpected that even the most imaginative Hollywood writers might struggle to conceive something as wonderfully random.
Nothing says Thanksgiving like Chicago lip syncing above a Wonder bread logo. pic.twitter.com/MiiUqMr9WV— Nick Sharkey (@sharkey) November 23, 2023
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