There is always a crush to buy wristbands as the parade starts to arrive at the Great Plaza festival location. Adding to the complications this year is the apparent closure of the staircase which led from the Market Street over pass to the parking lot below and then to the North gate along the river. Things will get sufficiently more complicated as all parade goers descent on the main gates to Penn’s Landing. Helpful hints are to use the south entrance by the Seaport Museum or purchase your wristbands from the coordinators and volunteers that sell them at parade formation and at 2nd and Market Streets. You can also purchase your wristbands at a reduced $10 rate at the block party on Friday, June 16.