Gold Line Event: We Done Doo Dah 2011

marching group "Bra-ettes"

For their entry in the 2011 Doo Dah Parade, the Bra-ettes marching group showcases modern Barbies in pink boxes, including the CEO Barbie, Pregnant Teen Barbie, Gypsy Barbie, and Cowgirl Barbie.

Discover LA by Metro:

The Doo Dah Parade Big Hit in Pasadena on April 30, 2011 —  Start Making Plans for the 2012 Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on April 28, 2012.

Political statements and a circus atmosphere – complete with stilt walkers, clowns, and fire eaters – highlighted the 2011 Doo Dah Parade as more than 70 groups strutted their stuff down Colorado Blvd.

Carrying signs "Our Money Is Our Free Speech"

Strutting in black cocktail dresses, Billionaires spoof politics at 2011 Doo Dah Parade.

Vintage themes ranged from the Victorian-clad Lace Grannies to the ’60s-’70s Disco Drill Team to Thrill The World Pasadena Zombies.

Lace Grannies peddle past crowds

Lace Grannies peddle past crowds, making the occasional stop for photo ops.

lining up for the parade a stilt walker towers over a balloon carrying clown

The parade line up/down includes a stilt walking hula hooper and a balloon carrying clown.

Starting the traditional 17 minutes late, the 34th occasional/sometimes annual Doo Dah Parade delighted crowds lining both sides and the middle of the street.

Doo Dah Queen

The 2011 Doo Dah Queen is a fan of vintage attire.

The 2011 Doo Dah Queen is 17-year-old Rosalind Schoen, aka Red Rosie, an Alverno High School junior whose favorite class is AP U.S. History. Her court accompanied her on scooters, circling as she rode down the boulevard in a red pickup.

Groups ranging from one man bands to full rock ensembles filled the air with festive cacophony.

Disciples of Cheesus Chrust offer candy to the minions lining the street at the 2011 Doo Dah Parade.

There were varied political statements: Billionaires defended their free speech and showered the minions with paper money; disciples of the Cheesus Chrust Pizza Company paraded past attendees who displayed Jesus Saves placards; the Pink Slip Teachers highlighted budget issues; and Amnesty International called attention to women’s health issues.

Zombie dance group

Zombie Marlene Escarno and members of Thrill the World dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller for crowds at the 2011 Doo Dah Parade.

For more information on the background of the Parade, see our post previewing it.

Watch this space for updates on next year’s event. We’ll be there – maybe with bells on!

Stilt walker Megan Sinclair, of circus group Machina Canedo, floats her way along the 2011 Doo Dah Parade route.

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