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Meet the 2021 Doo Dah Queens!
On November 21 at the “Doo Dah Happening” held at the Old Towne Pub, the Altadena Twirlers were crowned 2021 Doo Dah Queens!
Who Are the Altadena Twirlers?
By Anne Nowlin
During the Covid 19 shelter-in-place period of 2020 some folks learned to bake sourdough bread, others joined book exchanges while others worked on projects like cleaning out garages and basements. Some even learned how to twirl a baton.
This Altadenan had always dreamed of donning a pair of Majorette boots but sadly, never learned to twirl; until now! After watching YouTube and learning the basics of twirling I posted a selfie-video on Next door. The response was incredible; clearly, pandemic or not, Altadena needed a baton twirling group.
In late 2020, a group of twirl enthusiasts was formed and started baton practices on ZOOM. After several months of ZOOM we switched to (masked) practices at Farnsworth Park and the Altadena Twirlers were born!
Toni Gitter and Johanna Moore, co-captains, had marching band and tall flags experience. Paige Eaves twirled a wooden rifle for high school. Gail Campbell marched in her high school band but Stetson, her service dog, was new to this. With one year to prepare, our mission was established. We would be good enough to twirl in the 2021 Doo Dah Parade.
Our first public appearance was the afternoon of Altadena’s Town and Country Club fireworks show. Neighbors in the area have parties on their front lawns to watch the fireworks, so we had a captive audience and twirled for the residents of Meadowbrook Road. It was a dress rehearsal for a real parade; a few days later we marched in the Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Since then our membership has grown. Katie Ipekjian, Valerie Villatoro, and Zinnia Barrero joined the team and helped prepare for our ultimate challenge.
In November, we entered the contest of our dreams; Doo Dah Queen auditions. Judged by the Doo Dah Preservation Society, we performed our now famous routine to Abba’s Dancing Queen. Patrons of Pasadena’s Old Towne Pub cheered us on to become the 2021 Doo Dah Queens! Public health restrictions had shut down the parade, but not the Doo Dah spirit.
For December performances, we added bells to our boots and twirled for two of Altadena’s adult care facilities. One home for seniors and the other for men with developmental disabilities. They enjoyed our performance to Sleigh Ride by the Ronnettes! Performing for home care facilities will be a focus for us this year. We also plan to twirl in Altadena parades, at neighborhood gatherings, and maybe some Farnsworth Park summer concert nights, too. And, we hope to expand our team!
If you are interested in learning to twirl or joining the team check out Altadena Twirlers or Beautiful Altadena (official) on Facebook for practice dates. Everyone is welcome!
No Parade in 2021, but we’ll be back in 2022!
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THE 2020 DOO DAH PARADE is transcending the pandemic by stepping into the 2nd Dimension. YOU are invited to take on a starring role in the 43rd Occasional Doo Dah Parade as it mutates into…
Light Bringer Project & The Rock N’ Roll Preservation Society Present
WATCH THE DOO DAH 2020 IN 2-D RIGHT HERE!
WORLD PREMIERE – THIS SUNDAY, NOV. 22 – 11:00AM PST
(ALSO SHOWING ON PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE YOU TUBE CHANNEL)
The role of a lifetime awaits YOU in an experience that will project your spirit through time and space, in order to bring joy to both present and future generations.
ALL YOU NEED TO DOO IS…CLICK TO READ MORE!
Listen to our Doo Dah in 2-D! theme song! Grab your cell phone and videotape you and your family dancing to it and email it to us by Saturday, November 14, 2020 at midnight to be included in our film Doo Dah in 2-D!, which will have its online worldwide premiere on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 11:00am via Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.
Email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHECK OUT THE DOO DAH PARADE FACEBOOK EVENT!
COME AND GET IT!
YOU CAN STILL BUY YOUR OWN
42ND OCCASIONAL DOO DAH
VISIT BIG CARTEL AND PURCHASE A T-SHIRT FOR $25
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2019 QUEEN OF THE DOO DAH!
QUEEN JESSELYNN HAS FOUNDED AN ORACLE BUSINESS, LAUNCHED THE MAGICAL MYSTERY SCHOOL – WHICH HOLDS WEEKLY ESOTERIC CLASSES FOR THE MIND AND SPIRIT – AND AUTHORED P.O.L.R. LIVING (PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE), DUE TO BE RELEASED AT THE END OF THE YEAR.
“IT’S A GUIDE TO LIVING A ZERO SUFFERING LIFE, IN THE FUNNEST WAY POSSIBLE, AND ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATURE.”
The 2019 Doo Dah Parade Grand Marshals!
the Seismo Sistahs
as they bring their message of earthquake preparedness to all who Doo Dah
Let’s Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Roll!
THE SEISMO SISTAHS:
Elizabeth Cochran (USGS seismologist), Christine Goulet (USC, engineering seismologist), Voon Hui Lai (Caltech graduate student), Caleste Labedz (Caltech graduate student), Susan Owen (JPL, geophysicist), and Kate Scharer (USGS geologist) join Hough to bring the shake, rattle and roll to Doo Dah. Each of these women have significantly contributed to the advances in the understanding of earthquakes and earthquake preparedness.
IT’S TIME TO…
and we want you!
EVENTBRITE – 2019 ONLINE ENTRIES
by clicking the green box below
… this takes you to the Eventbrite page…
then click the TICKETS button
and choose the PARADE ENTRY OPTION.
LEAVE SOME ROOM FOR TWOHEy’s FOOD TRUCK!
WANT AN AFTERPARTY?
HERE YOU GO!
COLORADO BAR: 2640 E. COLORADO BLVD.
Also: the best jukebox in the world, pool tables, darts, cheap drinks, and fun people!
Check out the FB event page:
MORE AFTERPARTIES! …
LINK TO THE OLD TOWNE PUB
DOO DAH AFTER PARTY ON FACEBOOK:
Need some “entry” ideas?
Visit our gallery page
and be inspired by previous doo Dah’ers
LET’S DO THIS!
EVENTBRITE – 2019 AUDIENCE TICKETS
***It is not required to have tickets to watch the parade!
This is provided for your convenience so you can have a location and time in your pocket and can share with friends.***
Click the orange button below, click the “tickets” button on the Eventbrite page and CHOOSE THE GENERAL ADMISSION OPTION for tickets.
2018 Queen of the Doo Dah Sassy Classy Jennipha Nielsen passed the torch at queen tryouts yesterday evening at the American Legion Post 280 in East Pasadena. A raucous good time was had by all!
Congratulations, Jesselynn Desmond
2019 Queen of the doo Dah!
Left to Right: 3rd runner-up “3-2-1 Blam!” Ellen Snortland, Elton John MC (Jeff Hall), 2019 Queen Jesselynn, 2018 Queen Jennipha, 2013 Queen Susann Edmonds, and 2014 Queen Narayana.
QUEEN TRYOUTS OCTOBER 20!
IT ALL HAPPENS AT AMERICAN LEGION POST 280
179 N. VINEDO AVE. PASADENA, CA 91107
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019
Wanna try out for Doo Dah Queen? It’s easy!
Queen hopefuls are encouraged to give us a call at the number below to let us know you’re coming.
Open to everyone – and we mean everyone!
Stay tuned for start time.
IF YOU’D LIKE MORE INFORMATION, TIPS, OR TO LET US KNOW YOU’RE TRYING OUT, CALL OR EMAIL US!
PATRICIA: 626-590-1134 OR EMAIL HURLEYPANNE@YAHOO.COM
mEdmen salute THE 42ND occasional pasadena doo dah parade!
Don’t gum up Doo Dah! No throwing food or marshmallows please.
HOTEL OFFERS FOR DOO DAH’ERS
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YOUR 2018 QUEEN AND KING!
All hail the new Pasadena Doo Dah king and queen! KING Earl Clayton Louckes, his lordship, the unofficial Mayor of Old Town, and QUEEN Jennipha Lauren Nielsen, the Sassy Classy Pasadena Princess Now Queen! Read Pasadena Now’s report and check out our press release page for more on our Queen.
2018 shirts are here!
Get your super soft Doo Dah shirt featuring art from the Trashion Show entry.
we still have 2017 and older Doo Dah Shirts, too!
Official Doo Dah After-PartY
SAVE YOUR BORING SUNDAY FOR ANOTHER TIME
immediately following parade
• American Legion Hall & Bar
$3 or so cover – cheap-er drinks!
179 N. Vinedo Street
East Pasadena (between Colorado Blvd. & Walnut Street)
New Astroturf, Calvin Banks and the Tellers, and a special appearance by The Sneaky Haircuts, along with assorted Doo Dah Glitterati. Prizes, full bar, cheap drinks, nachos, chili dogs, smoking patio, big-screen TV, pool table and more!
oTHER HAPPENINGS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PARADE
• The Colorado Bar (no cover)
2640 E. Colorado Blvd.
Featuring W/Hills Classic Rock, the best jukebox in the world, pool tables, darts, cheap drinks and fun people!
More info on the Facebook Event.
• Poo Bah Records (no cost)
2636 E. Colorado Blvd. (next door to the The Colorado Bar)
Live deejays spinning real records! Get your holiday soundtracks here!
2423 E. Colorado Blvd.
Featuring the Radioactive chicken heads and Count Smokula. Free and all ages welcome! Starts directly after parade.
• The Old Towne Pub (no cover)
The Sooper-Dooper Unofficial Doo Dah After Party
22 E Holly Street, Old Town Pasadena
1:00pm on. Craft beers, Jeremiah Mountain, Spyders from Memphis, and Soul Fuzz
More info on the Facebook Event.
Food AT THE DOO DAH PARADE
Food trucks will be located on S. Vinedo St. next to Poo Bah Record Shop! Information on trucks coming soon.
Tropical Islands Papas & Dogs Food Truck
Bacon wrapped hot dogs
Carne asada cheese fries
Fresh fruit juices
Read more about Grand Marshal Marty Coleman and Queen Imani in our press releases.
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Here’s Queen Meg Cole, pictured in this just-discovered video clip with Snotty Scotty in 1978!
Doo Dah Parade dubs playwright/director, musician, Juli Crockett as its 2015 Grand Marshal!
The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has selected renaissance woman, Juli Crockett, to lead this year’s 38th Occasional Parade. Consider the fact she’s a singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, undefeated professional boxer and amateur champion, and leader of an alt-country/Americana genre-defying band and you’ll get the picture. Don’t forget to add Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Communications to her resume. Doo Dah organizers say “Juli is a fierce and brilliant artist who embodies the spirit of our event!”
2015 Doo Dah Queen Her Majesty Veronika MeowMeowz
and the Winner is…
Queen Veronica MeowMeowz of Pasadena