Little dog approves Doo Dah Parade streaming online live

Dear Readers,

 

Although I can’t resist an adventure, I am very happy to learn that I can watch the 33rd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade at home.

 

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I would love to ride or walk the route tomorrow, but my bestest buddy Indiana Bones is not very good on the leash and is sad when I leave him for some fun. Now we can watch the craziness together comfortably on the couch with a pile of toys and – hopefully – treats!

 

Oooo and you can too!! Just log on to:

 

www.doodahlive.com

 

If you’d like to watch the parade in person or would like to be in the parade (entries are accepted until step-off), here’s the info you need:

 

Saturday, May 1st

Step-Off @ 11:00am

Bring a lawnchair and come early!

 

New East Pasadena ROUTE:

Parade Start Location:

Nina and Vinedo

S. on Vinedo

W. on Colorado to Altadena Dr.

Circles back at Altadena Dr.

E. on Colorado

Circles back at San Gabriel Blvd.

W. on Colorado

And back for another round

Parade ends at start: Vinedo and Nina

Note: Our new parade route is just a little longer

than our former route in Old Pas!!!

 

www.pasadenadoodahparade.info 

 

Be sure to watch for my mommy, 31st Queen Naughty Mickie ~ she’ll be the pretty redhead in the peacock dress!!

 

And add to your Doo Dah day:

 

FUN POST-PARADE PARTY

OPEN TO EVERYONE!

AMERICAN LEGION, 179 N. VINEDO

Live Bands, Dancing, Cheap Food/Drinks, Raffle Prizes, Special Performance by Queen Erica’s slammin’ guitar!

($5 cover, bring cash)

 

 

Paws up,

Atticus

HRM Royal Pup

 

 

More regal Doo Dah attire

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It’s all about the dress, my dears. Every year I make a new creation for my foray down Colorado Boulevard and this year I have some help.

 

I designed and sewed a Bjork-inspired number on a dare from a fellow Doo Dah denizen. It turned out quite well, but still needed a little pizazz, so last week I went to the Mother Plucker Feather Company (www.motherplucker.com ) in Los Angeles for supplies.

Production manager and Emmy Award-winning designer Lelan Berner took me under her wing and had me model my dress as we played with various plume ideas. In the end, Lelan asked me to leave my frock with her, so she could do all the embellishing herself! ~ what an honor!!

 

I will be picking up the dress late Friday afternoon~ just in time for the big day. You can learn more about my attire adventures, as well as building a float for the parade by reading the Arts & Entertainment section of our newspapers (www.sgvn.com ).

 

If you want to see the sure-to-be-stunning creation in person, then you’ll need to come out to the

 

33rd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

11 a.m. Saturday, May 1

Colorado Boulevard

 in between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard

East Pasadena

 

for more information, visit www.pasadenadoodahparade.info  

 

**Photo: 31st Queen Naughty Mickie and Royal Pup Atticus share a moment at the Pasadena Senior Center prior to the start of the Doo Dah Parade in 2008.

 

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Pasadena Doo Dah Parade 11 a.m. Saturday at new location

MAYDAY! MAYDAY!
the 34th Occasional 
Pasadena DOO DAH PARADE
Saturday,

May 1st

Step-Off @ 11:00am

Bring a lawnchair and come early!

 

New East Pasadena ROUTE:

Parade Start Location:

Nina and Vinedo

S. on Vinedo

W. on Colorado to Altadena Dr.

Circles back at Altadena Dr.

E. on Colorado

Circles back at San Gabriel Blvd.

W. on Colorado

And back for another round

Parade ends at start: Vinedo and Nina

Note: Our new parade route is just a little longer

than our former route in Old Pas!!!

—–@—-

See The Amazing Chundra, Pasadena Scots, Grand Marshal Corky Peterson, Snotty Scotty and the Hankies, Horses on Astroturf, Laughter Yoga, His/Her Royal Majesty Queen Erica Valentine, HRH Andrew Duke of Doo Dah, Kim Manning and Lance Lazlow, Rock and Rollin’ Wedding, Songbird and His Ocarinas, Men of Leisure, Kid Swap, The Country Gentlemen, The Bra-Etts, The Unemployed Economic Downturn Drill Team, The Hare Krishna Chanters, Howdy Krishna, Count Smokula, The Pink-Slipped Teachers of California, Dr. Steel’s Army of Toy Soldiers (and Propaganda Mobile), Guys on Horses, Wild Bunch of Hollywood, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, East L.A. Marching Huskies, Cheap Sax (Addicted to Love), Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Superb Skaters, What Shoulda Stayed in Vegas, Goddess of Democracy, Million Marijuana March, Sidecar Jazz, ArtStorm, Classic Clowns of Whittier, Scary Clowns, Drunk in the Garage, Thwop, Niswander-er, Pasadena Hoop Groop, King Cork Dork and Princess Wine-a-Palooza, Cafe McMullen, Evotrope, The Martini Kings, Queen of Arts, GirlsDrawinGirls, Yippie Hippie 60′s, El Virus and the Vaccines, Howl-e-luiah Chorus, Weiners for Boobs, The Highland Park Thursday Evening Gentlemen’s Society Circuit Bending Marching Band and Ladies Auxiliary, Flying Baby Jousting, Motorized Friggin’ Couch, Firebrain, NoHo Scooters, Linoleum Bonaparte, JackFM, Carole Anne Kauffman, Hot Lips, World Champion Musical Whistler, Boo Boo Kitty, The Birthday Brigade, ROOM 13, Coast to Coast Critters, Valley Reds in Purple Threads, Billy Maze Fan Club, ICE House’s ‘Tiger in the Woods,’ Cannabis Peace Corps, Vintage Cyclery of Pasadena, Roobie Breastnut, Who’s Calling?, Day 1, Thrill the World Pasadena Zombies, Seenor Graucho, Alice the Wonder Bus! Doo Dah Random Dancers, MEOWMEOW2! And Northeast Records, YES on Prop 15, L.A. Derby Dolls,

The 35′er Chopaderos, Men of Leisure Synchronized Napping Drill Team, AND SO MUCH MORE !!
(RAIN OR SHINE!!!)

 

FUN POST-PARADE PARTY

OPEN TO EVERYONE!

AMERICAN LEGION, 179 N. VINEDO

Live Bands, Dancing, Cheap Food/Drinks, Raffle Prizes, Special Performance by Queen Erica’s slammin’ guitar!

($5 cover, bring cash)

 

If you want to enter the parade, or are available to help as a volunteer: Contact Paddy

hurleypanne@yahoo.com

(626) 590-1134

Light Bringer Project

A Nonprofit Arts Organization

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO:

WWW.PASADENADOODAHPARADE.INFO

WWW.LIGHTBRINGERPROJECT.COM 

Doo Dah float near completion

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the World, 2475 N. Lake Ave., Altadena, is your last chance to be a part of creating Queen of Arts, the outgoing queen float for the 33rd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on May 1.

Dress appropriately to help with the float and also bring a cardboard box for you to resculpt and decorate, along with any special rickrack, notions and other sparkly stuff you might want to use. Our theme is art.

You do not need any special talents or artistic ability to help with the float~ we will teach you and find something that you can do and have fun too!

In turn, you will be welcome to march with our entry in the parade the following Saturday.

For more information on the Doo Dah Parade, visit www.pasadenadoodahparade.info.

The Gallery is next door to Rancho Bar. The nearest cross street is Mariposa.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

Now carry on, as you were,

Queen Mickie

Charles Bukowski invites you to The Colorado for the Doo Dah Parade

An invitation from Charles Bukowski:

 

Hey you out there, you think you’re some kinda VIP big shot, huh? All the VIP’s I know are glued to bar stools in dark, little confessionals otherwise known as gin joints…

They don’t count stars, they count their change…

And they consider the greatest question in the universe-where’s my next drink coming from? Which gets me to my

next point…There’s only three reasons to get out of bed before noon on Saturday, May 1st…They are in order of importance:

 

1. the bar opens at 8am

2. chili will be on at 10am

3. the parade starts at 11am

 

The Colorado

2640 E. Colorado

No chairs (bring a lawn chair for mom’n’pop)

No stickers

No bullcrap

33rd Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade hits the streets May 1

After 33 years in the Old Pasadena retail and entertainment district, the Doo Dah Parade will bring its notorious brand of wackiness across town on Saturday, May 1st, stepping off at 11:00am. The relocation to East Colorado Boulevard places the parade in an older, retro neighborhood reminiscent of its long-ago ‘Old Town’ roots. In fact, this year’s Grand Marshal is Corky Peterson, former proprietor of Chromo’s Tavern where the Doo Dah Parade was actually born. This year the ever-present element of surprise and hilarity will again run full throttle when inventive, if zany, art cars and floats accompany a legion of frolickers past the mom-n-pop shops along their shady tree-lined streets.

 

Comprising this year’s visual fare will be such wildly diverse entries as a fleet of motorized “Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins,” “Ocarina’s Winged Dancing Creatures,” a humungous robotic spitting cat named “Boo-Boo Kitty,” oddly-attired sound inventors known as “The Highland Park Thursday Evening Gentlemen’s Society Circuit Bending Marching Band & Ladies’ Auxiliary,” and the “Pasadena Zombies,” who execute a move-for-move true zombie send-up of Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence.

 

Known as the twisted sister of its counterpart Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade begun as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. The parade which has spawned numerous off-beat replicants across the country was named by Readers Digest as “America’s Best Parade,” and was recently featured in the book 50 Places You Must Visit Before You Die!

 

Also featured among the 1,000 marchers at this year’s Doo Dah will be Dr. Steel’s Army of Toy Soldiers, Her Royal Highness Queen Erica Valentine, Captain McHogwash’s Amazing Chundra, Cheap Sax Addicted to Love, The Martini Kings & Swing-o-matic, Linoleum Bonaparte, the World Champion Whistling Diva, Goddess of Democracy, The Pink Slipped Pissed off Teachers, Friends and their Pissed-off Kids, Million Marijuana March, FireBrain, Evotrope, Clown Doctors from Outer Space, ArtStorm, Thwop!, What happened in Vegas Should Have Stayed, Gallery at the End of the World, Girls Who Draw Girls on Roller Skates, Yum Sauce Lounge, Classic and scary clowns, and such perennial favorites as the Men of Leisure, BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, the Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin, the immortal Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, and many more!

 

WHAT:            The 34TH OCCASIONAL PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE

 

WHERE:            Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel

                        Boulevards) in East Pasadena. Start at Nina/Vinedo. S. on Vinedo.

 

WHEN:            SATURDAY, MAY 1ST, 11:00AM!

 

COST:            Always free-of-charge!

                       

            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).

 

                        Come early! Bring a lawn chair!

 

For more information go to: www.pasadenadoodahparade.info