It may be an obscure song reference, but it’s also my anthem of the moment. Sunday may be one of the most important days of my life, it will surely be one of the most emotional, as I will be stepping down as the reigning Queen of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.
As the days – no – hours count down, I am reflecting on the past year. I have met many wonderful and interesting people, some who have become my friends. I have had a good fill of exciting experiences, perhaps more than I deserve. And I have had an opportunity to reach out to the community and the world to share the efforts of the Light Bringer Project, the quirky side of Pasadena and the true freedom and joy of the California lifestyle.
It has been inspirational, awesome and so many other big words. I have had the precious honor of being able to become a celebrity of sorts and I hope that I will be remembered and ”not fade away.”
With much love to all my Royal Court and my loyal subjects,
Your faithful Queen Naughty Mickie and the Royal Pup Atticus
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Carry on, as you were!
P.S. We’ll see you at the 32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade 11:30 a.m. Sunday, January 18th, for our last farewell and final sendoff.
Here’s the information for Sunday, should you wish to come and bid me a personal farewell:
No Doo Dah Party and Queen Tryouts
1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23
Tryouts begin at 2 p.m. with crowing at 5:30 p.m.
American Legion Post 280
179 N. Vinedo Ave. (between San Gabriel and Altadena Drive)
$5 cover, except for first 25 queen hopefuls. Cover goes to American Legion’s charity of choice
There will be performances by Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf, food, drinks and more. Come out and audition or cheer on your favorite hopeful.
Queen hopefuls please register by calling (626) 205-4029.
Also, entry forms for the 32nd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade are now being accepted. $10 per marcher. Proceeds benefit Light Bringer Project. Be creative and innovative! Homemade conveyances are encouraged. Pets and motorized vehicles must be approved. Call (626) 205-4029 or visit www.pasadenadoodahparade.info