Football, Homecoming Raise Spirits at GSU

October 1,2010


Soon came a marching band, dressed in blue and playing the Georgia State fight song, hanging a left from Decatur onto Peachtree Center Avenue. Following the band, Georgia State students and staff rode golf carts, many festooned in blue and white balloons. Pith helmet-wearing members of the Downtown Atlanta Ambassador Force piloted Segways. Students lined the street, taking pictures and waving to friends.

Just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, traffic backed up as Georgia State's homecoming parade wound through downtown.

"I'd trade places with those kids in a heartbeat," said Patty Wallace, who got out of her gridlocked car to watch the procession. "I'm Downtown all the time. How often do you get to see a marching band on Decatur Street?"