I've never actually been to the Annapolis lighted boat parade because I dreaded the crowds and figured we wouldn't actually get to see the boats. This year, we have company and I am thinking it might merit at least an attempt. Anybody know how early I'd have to arrive at Chart House or Pusser's to secure a good vantage point for the parade? Am I correct that the Chart House bar has a great view of the festivities? If chart house doesnt open until 5:00, would I have to stand in line before they open? Am I nuts? What could we see from the Naval Academy grounds? Any other suggestions?