Doo Dah needs your memories

The Light Bringer Project and the Pasadena Museum of History are gathering items for “What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been – 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.” The exhibit is slated to run Aug. 15, 2012 through January 2013.

 

- Do you have any memorabilia that you would be willing to loan to for the display?

 

- Do you know how to reach former Doo Dah denizens that have moved out of the community?

 

- Do you have something to contribute to the Doo Dah Day of the Dead altar?

 

- Do you have talent or time to volunteer to help set up the exhibit or assist at related programming?

 

Please contact Patricia Hurley at

626-590-1134

or

 hurleypanne@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Cocktails with Royalty rocks Pasadena

I had a wonderful time Sunday at Cocktails with Royalty at the Pasadena Museum of History to benefit the upcoming Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade exhibit. It was great to see so many former Doo Dah Queens, as well as the current one- the vivacious Patrizzi Intergarlactica.

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There were also many Doo Dah and Pasadena history fans in attendance, including my loyal subject (and reader) Don Maddox. Don came over to introduce himself and we had a nice little chat– it was such a pleasure to meet one of my fans who has emailed me over the years.

 

The media was on hand too, getting the story minute by minute as the fun played out. Please enjoy these photos by Terry Miller:  A staircase full of Queens, a trio of Queens- the reigning Patrizzi Intergarlactica and moi.

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Terry also got some shots of me and my royal escort Dean Lee having a giggle. You know how I am– a Queen always needs entourage or at least an escort. Their job is to cater to her needs so she can focus on her duties during an event. Dean did not dissappoint, plus he told some good jokes– not bad for a first-timer.

 

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The next big event where you can meet Royalty will be Saturday, Aug. 18 at the grand opening of “What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.” For details, keep tuned here and also visit www.pasadenahistory.org.

 

 

 

Hang out with royalty July 1 in Pasadena

Have you marked your calendar?

 Did you make a reservation?

How else will you find out what I’m wearing?

 

The Queens of Doo Dah
Request the honour of your presence
at a
Royal Cocktail Extravaganza
 
 Sunday, July 1st
5 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the evening
in the
Fenyes Estate Gardens
Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena 91103
 
 
 
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Mingle with Majesty
 Sip Signature Cocktails
Dirty Doo Dah ~ The Doo Drop ~ Doo Dah Twist ~ Doodahpolitan
Savor the flavor of Doodahrific Hors d’oeuvres  
Revel in Impromptu Musical Performances by Doo Dah Talent
 
 
Tickets:                                             Attire:
$35.00 per guest with RSVP                           Doo Dah Cocktail Attire… or whatever!
$30.00 per PMH Member with RSVP                  RSVP:
$40.00 per guest without RSVP                  626.577.1660, ext. 15
 
Hosted by Light Bringer Project and Pasadena Museum of History; all proceeds from this event support the installation & exhibition of What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, a major retrospective exhibition opening August 15, 2012 at Pasadena Museum of History.  www.pasadenahistory.org   www.pasadenadoodahparade.info
 

 

 

Cocktails at 5 …. in Pasadena July 1

Are you of the beautiful people?

A member of the cool crowd?

Well, if you’re not, you can be and if you are, you should be here:

 

 
The Queens of Doo Dah
Request the honour of your presence
at a
Royal Cocktail Extravaganza
 
 Sunday, July 1st
5 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the evening
in the
Fenyes Estate Gardens
Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena 91103
 
 
 
60219-dooinvite-thumb-300x202-60218.jpg.
 
Mingle with Majesty
 Sip Signature Cocktails
Dirty Doo Dah ~ The Doo Drop ~ Doo Dah Twist ~ Doodahpolitan
Savor the flavor of Doodahrific Hors d’oeuvres  
Revel in Impromptu Musical Performances by Doo Dah Talent
 
 
Tickets:                                             Attire:
$35.00 per guest with RSVP                           Doo Dah Cocktail Attire… or whatever!
$30.00 per PMH Member with RSVP                  RSVP:
$40.00 per guest without RSVP                  626.577.1660, ext. 15
 
Hosted by Light Bringer Project and Pasadena Museum of History; all proceeds from this event support the installation & exhibition of What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, a major retrospective exhibition opening August 15, 2012 at Pasadena Museum of History.  www.pasadenahistory.org   www.pasadenadoodahparade.info
 
 
You know you wanna… so go!
 
 
 
 
 

Have cocktails with Doo Dah royalty July 1 and other cool events!

The Queens of Doo Dah
Request the honour of your presence
at a
Royal Cocktail Extravaganza
 
 Sunday, July 1st
5 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the evening
in the
Fenyes Estate Gardens
Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena 91103
 
 
 

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Mingle with Majesty
 Sip Signature Cocktails
Dirty Doo Dah ~ The Doo Drop ~ Doo Dah Twist ~ Doodahpolitan
Savor the flavor of Doodahrific Hors d’oeuvres  
Revel in Impromptu Musical Performances by Doo Dah Talent
 
 
Tickets:                                             Attire:
$35.00 per guest with RSVP                           Doo Dah Cocktail Attire… or whatever!
$30.00 per PMH Member with RSVP                  RSVP:
$40.00 per guest without RSVP                  626.577.1660, ext. 15
 
Hosted by Light Bringer Project and Pasadena Museum of History; all proceeds from this event support the installation & exhibition of What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, a major retrospective exhibition opening August 15, 2012 at Pasadena Museum of History.
 
 
 

Here are the programs and dates at the Pasadena Museum of History which tie-in to the big Doo Dah Retrospective show coming up:
 
 
 
Sunday, July 1                         5pm-8pm
Cocktails with the Doo Dah Queens in the Garden at the Pasadena Historical Museum! Open to everyone! Cocktail attire (in a Doo Dah sort of way)
This is a fundraiser to cover the exhibit and installation costs of the retrospective, $35 per person.
 
 
 
Wednesday, August 15            evening
Soft Opening of the retrospective show!
“What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
 
 
 
Friday, August 18, Grand opening!!!
In the evening probably 6pm or 7pm
“What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
 
 
 
Sunday, September 23              1pm-6pm           
DooDah Unplugged – an outdoor Music Festival at PHM FREE         
various bands like Snotty Scotty and Horses on Astroturf and other Doo Dah musical acts and singers performer unplugged       
 
 
 
Sunday, October 7      day             
DooDah/Pacific Electric Free Day  
 
 
 
Mid-November     7:30 – 9pm                    
DooDah Symposium Panel Discussion with key Doo Dah folks in history and Ann Erdman as moderator & panelists Tom, Corky, Walter Askin, Scotty, Claire B…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
www.facebook.com\lightbringerproject   

Watch the Doo Dah Parade anywhere

Can’t make it to the 35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade? Too lazy to leave the comfort of your home for the madness of Colorado Boulevard? On the go or live too far away? You can still be a part of the fun.

 

Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, the parade will be livestreamed on the Internet at:

 

www.pasadenastarnews.com

 

31st Queen Naughty Mickie and staff reporter Erick Galindo will be commentating. 

 

Eat your heart out Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards!

 

We’re going to the BIGGEST party in Pasadena and sharing the sights and sounds of Doo Dah, which is considered one of the best parades in the world by Readers Digest.

 

 Don’t miss it!!

—- ALSO —-

Get in the Doo Dah mood by watching this episode of Media Mashup promoting the parade. I dance with my swords at 42:20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZRr4cOIeZw

Shark Cam to cover Doo Dah Parade April 28

 

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Arguably the world’s largest known man eating fish, the great white shark, will take to dry land this Saturday swimming high over this year’s 35th occasional Doo Dah Parade. Equipped with a wireless camera the 5 foot inflatable remote controlled shark will, for the first time, live stream aerial footage of the parade.

 

Now in its fifth year, doodahlive.com, working with event organizers Patricia Hurley and Tom Coston, the Pasadena Community Network and the Mountain Views News, has been able to catch all the zany, wacky fun that is Doo Dah — known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade– in real-time as it happens.

 

“The shark sounds really cool,” said this year’s Doo Dah Grand Marshal Ann Erdman. Hurley added, “Oh my gosh, this is all way too fun!!!”

 

The Doo Dah Shark Cam will use the “Air Swimmers” remote controlled, helium filled, balloon shaped shark. The balloon is made from a printed “ultra-durable nylon” that is thicker and more damage-resistant than normal party balloons. More information about Air Swimmers can be found at x-zylo.com.

 

The shark will be equipped with a mini wireless color camera about the size of a postage stamp. The camera uses a 2.450 GHz output. The shark will be capable of reaching a height of 40 feet, although it is not anticipated to go over 15 feet. The balloon will also be tethered to assure it does not fly away.