Led by its new Queen Patrizzi Intergarlictica, the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 35 years of irreverent playfulness on the streets of Pasadena. The 2012 Parade takes place on Saturday, April 28th, stepping off at 11am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard. Queen Intergarlictica won the royal nod when she wowed judges by producing and starring in a three-minute rave. It included a light show projected against her dazzling spangled costume reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra.
Colorful favorites slated to make their appearance are the legendary Snotty Scotty and the Hankies, Mile-High Bed, a parody of not-so-traditional airline behavior, Candy Girls, The Army of Toy Soldiers, beer boosting rockers Drunk in the Garage, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, The Billionaires, Vegetables of Laguna Beach, Cheesus Chrust Pizza Company, the indescribable Diatomaceous Love Monkeys, OC Norml’s Mardi Grass, and the visually spectacular Songbird Robot Brigade.
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, old and new entries this year also include Easy Acres Chicken Sitters, combined bands of the 35th Dragoon Guards, Boo-Boo Kitty, KidSwap, Auto Focus-Famous Director, King Louie, A Moveable Feast, Human Pool Balls, Howdy Krishna, Girls Drawing Girls PinUps, Parrotheads, Charlie and Pearl the Unicorns, Blues Brothers Tribute, Klingon Assault Group, Flying Baby Cannon, and much, much more! Yes, another Doo Dah is here to help you forget your humdrum existence!
Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade began 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 and 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!
WHAT: The 35TH OCCASIONAL PASADENA DOO DAH PARADE
WHERE: Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena.
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH, Stepping off at 11:00AM
COST: Always FREE-of-charge!!
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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. Food and refreshments will also be available along the parade route. And join the Queen for a bite at the Food Truck Court where Border Grill, Greasy Wiener and Paradise Cookies will be parked post-parade. This will be in the Chefs Center parking lot on San Gabriel Blvd. just around the corner of Colorado Blvd. (east end of 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. Featuring Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf…cheap food and drinks!! $5 cover (supports a Legion charity). Cash only please.
The Colorado Bar: 2640 E. Colorado Blvd., One of Pasadena’s favorite old taverns, Drunk in the Garage performs post-parade, no cover.
Poo Bah Records, 2636 E. Colorado Blvd., records, in-store performances, lots of coolness.
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