WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow)- A Wednesday night parade went through Waikiki, drawing crowds who applauded the marchers, along with a lot of post-rush hour traffic.
The cars and buses snaked back on Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue, funneled onto Kuhio Avenue. Many motorists didn't even know why they were stuck.
"We've been in there, like, 15, 20 minutes," said one woman on Kalakaua Avenue.
"Too long," said her passenger.
"It's a little wild, man," said another driver, on Ala Moana.
"It's a lot of traffic," said his passenger.
It was a workday traffic jam for the "Salute to Youth" parade, sponsored since 1979 by Coastline Travel of California, which sells tour packages to the high school bands who come from the mainland to participate.
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