Saturday I was honored to serve as a judge during the 33rd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen Tryouts. It was a weird and wacky afternoon full of music, laughter and martinis….
When all was said and done, Erica Valentine, a very talented guitar player and singer with the sweetest personality ever, won out.
** Photo of former Doo Dah Queens (left to right) Kavita, Naughty Mickie, Skittles and Sue with 33rd Queen Erica Valentine (center) by Terry Miller **
Erica has paid his dues by participating in the parade for years and throwing his hat in the queen ring for as long as I have or longer. He has always been gracious and thankful for the oppotunity to show off his stuff and join in the fun. And he was a wonderful 1st runnerup during my reign.
Here’s a clip of Erica in action and being crowned (thanks to Roobie Breastnut):
My heartfelt congratulations go out to Queen Erica Valentine. May your reign be as awesome as you are!
31st Queen Mickie