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