Press Release

CarPool DeVille at 2014's Doo Dah Parade

CarPool DeVille at 2014’s Doo Dah Parade



For Immediate Release: 

November 20, 2015

Contact: Patricia Hurley (626) 590-1134, Parade Organizer

(626) 590-7596 Public Info Line

No Roses Harmed at Colorful Doo Dah Parade!!

The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade celebrates 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
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 Her Royal Majesty Queen Veronika MeowMeowzz,
Car Pool DeVille, Radioactive Chickenheads, Code Blue DeFibs medical satire,
Flying Baby Naptime Aerialists, The Partridge Family, Bernie Sanders for
President, Coyote Jeff’s Saucers, Crimebo the Clown & Dr. Morbius, Klingon
Assault, The Army of Toy Soldiers, Drunk in the Garage, Tortilla Target, The
Billionaires, Free Thought Society, Bearded Ladies, Aquatrope, Count
Smokula, OC Norml’s Mardi Grass, Cupcake Cars, 35th Dragoon Guards, Circuit
Benders, Murrugun the Mystic, Carrotheads of Laguna Beach, The Butler, Man
as Giraffe, Motorized Furniture, Recumbent Revolution, 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. Oh, yes,
and the world’s tallest girl scout!

This year’s Grand Marshal, Juli Crockett, will perform live with the Evangenitals. The popular singer/songwriter is also a playwright and undefeated professional boxing champion. Writer Jerry Boyd (aka F.X. Toole) became convinced she was the real-life incarnation of Maggie Fitzgerald, the character he turned into a “Million Dollar Baby.”

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. 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. To
recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since
1978, please visit our website’s ARCHIVES page.


WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, Stepping off at 11:00AM till 1:00PM

COST: Always free-of-charge
(626) 590-7596 Public Info Line

WHERE: Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel
Boulevards) in East Pasadena (google: 2627 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena CA 91107)

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 lawn chair! Visit the local eateries, popular food trucks on 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 Post 280, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks north of Parade on Vinedo) immediately following the event. The 38th consecutive after-parade performance by Snotty Scotty and the Hankies, and New Horses on Astroturf. Dancing, cheap(est) food and drinks!! $3 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 Colorado Bar: Famous hangout and located on the parade route and right next door to Poo Bah’s at 2640 E. Colorado Blvd. No cover and will feature The Los Dos, and Drunk in the Garage live bands and plenty of salty chips and drinks!

Old Towne Pub: For those who stick to Old Town see Soul Fuzz, Westerner and Hot Sauce Holiday live bands at what they’re calling the Sooper Dooper Unofficial After Party from 1:00pm on. Cover? We have no idea but none mentioned.

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Photos Available Upon Request

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Gil Gex as Jimi Hendrix Photo by Terry Miller

Gil Gex as Jimi Hendrix Photo by Terry Miller