Friday column preview

Did you know Ontario native and bon vivant Charles Phoenix is grand marshal of Sunday’s Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena?

“I don’t even know what it’s like to be a grand marshal,” Phoenix told me Thursday. “I’ve never paraded before.”

I gave him the benefit of my own experience, which is that the whole thing will be over before he knows it. Also, that the actual parade may be anticlimactic. Although that may not hold true for the wacky Pasadena parade, which is more energetic than the low-key Pomona parade I led in 2007.

Phoenix gave me the lowdown on his plans, an interview that kicks off Friday’s column. But I found space for a crack about Bill Postmus and a few words about the Matador Salad.

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  • Shirley Wofford

    Hi David, I hope some people go from here as spectators and give you some feedback on it. It looks like it’s easy do by Metrolink and Goldline, but it clashes with TV Inaugural events beginning Sunday. I wish they had postponed the parade a week or two.