FSU Homecoming

Veldina Dawson says she drove to Tallahassee from Bristol, Florida. She says, "My parents look forward to this every year."

Dawson says her 84-year-old dad and 82-year-old mom wouldn't miss seeing the FSU Marching Chiefs for anything in the world -- even though they can't hear them.

"What's so significant is, is that they're deaf." Dawson says. "They just love all the colors and the animals, like Renegade the Horse. They just love everything about the parade."

The parade is one of the highlights of FSU's Homecoming for hundreds of people.

Friday afternoon, floats from more than 100 campus organizations and community groups made their way up North Martin Luther King, and ended on West Pensacola near the Civic Center.

Ten-year-old Andrew Kallis says, "It is the best parade I've ever been to."

"It's awesome." Said, another kid.

This is Florida State freshman Nicholle Egan's first FSU Homecoming.

Egan says, "I'm so excited. I love the Seminoles. This is like a really rad experience and everybody's got so much school spirit."

Thirteen-year-old Riley Nasrallah says, "It's great. I'm getting loaded down with candy and shirts. So, yeah, it's always fun coming."

Fans say this was the perfect way to get them even more excited for Saturday's Homecoming game.

FSU Homecoming festivities continue Friday night at the Pow Wow with Comedian Kathy Griffin as the guest. The doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8. It is free to FSU students with I.D.

Kick-off for Saturday's homecoming football game versus Duke is at 3:30pm.

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