This is one of those things that everyone should do at least once in their life! True, you can see the floats better on television, but the camraderie of the crowd, the smell of the flowers, and the general party atmosphere should be experienced at least once. Camping out on Colorado Blvd. is very safe, and if you can land a spot in Old Pasadena, you can eat world class food, listen to music, and shop til the wee hours. It's a lot of fun, and a great way to ring in the new year. No one throws a New Years party like Pasadena!