Doo Dah Queen tryouts April 7

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye All Doo Dah Queen Hopefuls! 
A message from
Queen Intergarlactica …

Header photo by Tom Holaday


WHERE: The American Legion Bar, 179 N. Vinedo St., Pasadena, Crosstreet is Colorado Blvd.(626) 792-9938

WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2013
2:00 pm – Doors Open and Live Music begins
3:00-4:00 pm – Queen Hopefuls Check-In
4:30ish pm – Queen Tryouts Start



 cover; 1st 20 queen hopefuls to arrive are free! 1 admission per Queen Entourage. Trying out? Call 626-590-1134 and we will answer your questions and give you tips. Open to everyone and we mean it! All are encouraged to dress randomly even if coming to watch.

WHAT: Each Queen Hopeful will have a few minutes to WOW the Judges. Microphone and boom box, even drumroll, provided. Be ready to show us and tell us why YOU should be Queen! Bring Loyal Followers and HUMOR!





WHERE: Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena.


WHAT: Daring to go where no parade has gone before, this year’s parade will bring its own brand of raucus eccentricity East. Join us on…


WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, Stepping off at 11:00AM!


COST: Always





Alan Zorthian named grand marshal of 36th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

Alan Zorthian, architect, art lover and proprietor of Zorthian Ranch, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 36th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.Zorthian, son of well-loved bohemian couple Jirayr and Dabney Zorthian, has been responsible for renewing the life of the unique multi-acre property in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena.
Alan grew up surrounded by artists and musicians and is no stranger to Doo Dah culture. Other Grand Marshals in the family include cousin, Savitri D., wife and collaborator with “Reverend Billy” and the Church of Stop Shopping who served in 2007, and of course Alan’s parents, Jirayr and Dabney, who each served in previous years.
Upon their passing, many have conjectured about the fate of Zorthian Ranch. Alan took leadership by building and reinforcing structures on the property, while providing an archive for the art and life of his well-known parents.
Alan also hosts an annual International Folk Music Festival, and has invited the Institute for Urban Ecology to create an urban farm on 22-acres of ranch property. Now the Zorthian Ranch not only remains the site of eclectic cultural gatherings, it will become a hub for ecological workshops and organic ‘growing.’
Upon being notified of his selection, Alan who sounded like he was in his car, paused then uttered, “I’m flabberghasted!” adding “I am not my parents but I gladly accept the honor!” he said.
Parade organizer Tom Coston says Zorthian has all the qualities a Doo Grand Marshal should possess. “Alan has always been a big supporter and friend, he carries the Zorthian torch proudly and has Doo Dah in his DNA.” he explains.
The new Grand Marshal will lead hundreds of Doo Dah marchers and revelers on Saturday, April 27th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena.
Last year, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats accompanied a legion of frolickers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets, including many first-time entries like the Moveable Feast, a dining room table on wheels, Machina Candeo, Conehead Rocket Sled, Hippie Cream, Easy Acres Chicken Sitters, Wisdom Arts Laboratory, combined bands of the 35thDragoon Guards, Mile High Bed, Cheesus Chrust Pizza Company, 2012-13 Queen Patrizzi Intergarlactica, Balkan Brass Band, and the Ladies Auxiliary for Cultural Enrichment,
WHERE: Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena.
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH, Stepping off at 11:00AM!
COST: Always FREE-of-charge!!
(626) 590-7596 PUBLIC MAY CALL
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 and shops, and attend the after parties all within walking distance. Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ restaurant will be selling a wide range of savory foods on the parade route.
Official Doo Dah After-Party: American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from Parade at Vinedo & Walnut), immediately following the event. Doo Dah Bands, inexpensive hot food and drinks! $3 cover.
For more information go to:


Photos Available Upon Request (Enclosed: Alan Zorthian)


Pasadena Doo Dah Parade queen tryouts April 7

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Attention Doo Dah Queen 
hopefuls and judges!
The 2013 Doo Dah Queen tryouts are coming up, save-the-date:

Sunday, April 7th 

2pm till cows come home

American Legion Post 280

179 N. Vinedo Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91107 

(626) 792-9938


Remember: All Former Queens, Kings and Grand Marshals are Judges!


Doors open/band starts: 2:00pm

Judges arrival time: 3:00pm

Queen hopeful check-in: 3:00-4:00pm

Tryouts begin at 4:00pm


First 20 queen hopefuls are free of cover charge.

all others, $5 cover


Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty and the Hankies

and Horses on Astroturf


Cheap & yummy food, cheap drinks!! (cash preferred)




P.O. Box 968
Pasadena, CA 91102
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Doo Dah Parade coming April 27

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Time to mark those calendars! The 36th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will shake, rattle, and roll down the streets of east Pasadena on…

Photo by Terry Miller
You should also download the cover letter – it will answer all your questions.
Still need a few things answered?
Entry fee is $10 per person in your group.
Make your checks out to Light Bringer Project.
Want to be a VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers are needed in different positions, including street monitors, float handlers, parade formation area, t-shirt sellers, and entry check-in. We need you!
Email if you or your group would like to volunteer.
Photo by the Cop Cake

Great! What good is a parade without anyone to watch it?! For general parade info, visit the Doo Dah website at

Or call the Doo Dah hotline: 626-590-7596
Photo by Brian Biery
Header photo by Kat Roberts