For Immediate Release: September 17, 2015
Contact: Patricia Hurley (626) 590-1134, Parade Organizer
(626) 590-7596 Public Info Line
Chant Our Mantra “Fuunnnn” at the Doo Dah Parade
The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 38 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena. The 2015 Parade takes place on Sunday, November 22nd, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard.
On Doo Dah day, the street will swell with a memorable cast of local eccentrics, disruptors, pundits, mutant art cars, lone wolves, steam punks, makers and merrymakers who comprise the Moveable Feast, Code Blue DeFibs medical satire, Flying Baby Naptime Aerials, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Toaster Car, Coyote Jeff’s Saucers, Sign Spinners, The Army of Toy Soldiers, beer boosting rockers Drunk in the Garage, Tortilla Target, The Billionaires, Free Thought Society, Unich Band, Bearded Ladies, Yiddish Dracula. OC Norml’s Mardi Grass, Partying Parrotheads, Murrugun the Mystic, Man as Giraffe, Recumbent Revolution, the 2015 Queen, and legendary Doo Dah house band, Snotty Scotty & the Hankies. Secret Santa, Doo Dah’s take on the North Pole icon, will close the parade and ring in the holiday season. And not a rose will be harmed!
Last year, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats accompanied a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets. Additional old and new entries coming back this year include Easy Acres Chicken Sitters, 35th Dragoon Guards, Highland Park Gentlemen’s Club Thursday Evening Circuit Benders, King Louie, Human Pool Balls, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, Howdy Krishna, Doo Dah Lama, Charlie and Pearl-the Unicorns, Klingon Assault Group, Crimebo the Clown and Dr. Morbius… Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!
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 and 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. To recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since 1978, please visit our website’s ARCHIVES page.
WHAT: The 38TH OCCASIONAL PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE
WHERE: Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena
WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, Stepping off at 11:00AM
COST: Always free-of-charge
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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. Call Uber or a cab.
Come early! Bring a lawn chair! Visit the local eateries, popular food trucks along the parade route, and buy a new Doo Dah t-shirt. Stick around for the after parties all within close walking distance.
Official Doo Dah After-Party: American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from Parade at Vinedo & Walnut) immediately following the event. Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf bands dancing, cheap food and drinks!! $5 cover (supports a Legion charity).
Unofficial Doo Dah After-Parties: PooBah Records, one of Pasadena’s favorite independent music stores, will feature live in-store performance and DJ. PooBah is located at 2636 E. Colorado Blvd., right on the parade route.
The famous Colorado Bar, located right next door at 2640 E. Colorado Blvd. will feature Drunk-in-the-Garage, along with salty chips and drinks! For more information go to: http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.info
Photos Available Upon Request
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