Smaller lions are also popular. They are typically controlled by one or two people instead of the ten's of people that it takes for a dragon. I've now moved down to the spot where I watched most of the parade - outside the Westin-St. Francis Hotel. From this spot I could take advantage of the big lights that had been set up. The disadvantage was that it was a main thoroughfare and sometimes people got quite pushy. I tried climbing up onto a pillar to get out of the way but the police didn't like that.