Contact: Patricia Hurley, Parade Organizer, Media
Media and Entries in the Parade: (626) 590-1134
Public Information Line: (626) 590-7596
Doo Dah Parade Orbits through East Pasadena on Saturday, April 27th
Daring to go where no parade has gone before, this year’s Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will again bring its own brand of raucous eccentricity East. The 2013 Parade takes place on Saturday, April 27th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard.
Dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats will accompany a legion of frolickers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets. Led by this year’s Queen Susann Edmonds and Grand Marshal Alan Zorthian, spectators will be startled and amused by Flying Baby Hammer, A Moveable Feast (based on a Hemingway novel), Ace Ketchum-Professional Vampire Fisherman, The Great Firewall of China, The LOH Down on Science (featuring NPR personality Sandra Tsing Loh), Suffer Jet-Set Planet for David Bowie, Camp Bimbo, Worlds Tallest Girl Scout, Jiffy Pop! Happy Howard’s Harlequin, The Bearded Ladies, Long Beach Ukelele Club, Johnny Skunkmobile, Fashion on the Fly, Drunk in the Garage Band, Zombie Training Camp, Arrow Sign Spinners, and The Army of Toy Soldiers.
Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country was named by Readers Digest as “America’s Best Parade,” and was recently featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die!
This year’s spectacle will see the return of such wildly diverse entries as a fleet of motorized Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, Captain MacHogwash’s Amazing Chundra, the world’s final appearance of robotic spitting cat named Boo-Boo Kitty, Senior Graucho, Mile High Bed, Yippie Hippie Sixties, Million Marijuana March, The Billionaires, Sloppy Swishers, Whistling Diva Champion, Amnesty International, Blues Brothers Tribute, L.A. Derby Dolls, Pizza Oven Art Car, Vegetables of Laguna Beach, classic, scary clowns, BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, Bus Target, Howdy Krishna, Horses on Astroturf, and the immortal Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, and much more!
Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!
WHAT: The 36TH OCCASIONAL PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE
WHERE: Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena.
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, Stepping off at 11:00AM!
COST: Always FREE-of-charge!!
Plenty of street parking is available ~ Parade route is also just west of the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station (at Colorado Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa). City busses go directly to the area.
Come early! Bring a camera and a lawn chair! Visit Robin’s wood fire BBQ booth along the parade route for some all-American street food, buy a commemorative 2013 Doo Dah t-shirt and attend the after parties all within walking distance.
Official Doo Dah After-Party: American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks N. of Parade (Vinedo & Walnut), immediately following the event. Bands…cheap/er food and drinks!! $3.00 cover. Pizza slices all day for just $2.00!
For more information go: http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.info
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