The line of people interested in securing a spot for the 75th Annual Liberation Day parade formed early Friday morning at  Paseo de Susana in Hagåtña.

Doors opened at 8 a.m. for paradegoers to apply for permits and pick a location to camp out along the parade route.

"It looked like there were about 100 people," said Director Richard Ybanez of the Department of Parks and Recreation, which issues parade permits. "The line went out the door and around Paseo." He said it was a very smooth process.

DPR officials said all spots were taken about two hours after they started handing out permits.

"We were just passing by and thought we would take a chance," said Ann Aguon, who tried her luck at getting an area secured for the parade.

Aguon showed up about an hour after officials started selling permits.

She said she looks forward to continuing the tradition of being at the parade with her family.

"We barbecue and set up. The best part is bringing the grandkids who really enjoy the parade," she said. "Then relatives would walk by and see us and join us."

The day didn't go completely as planned for Frank Matanane. He was hoping to get a vendor permit to sell his local jewelry along the parade route.

"I was going to try to sell my items but apparently there (are) only several slots for confirmed vendors," said Matanane.

He said he just missed the last available slot available for vendors.

"So it's just going to be for family," he said.

The 75th Liberation Day parade is set for July 21 at 10 a.m.