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37th Occasional Doo Dah Parade slated Nov. 15

photo by terry miller

photo by terry miller

37th Occasional Doo Dah Parade slated Nov. 15
The Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will celebrate 37 years of irreverent frolicking on the streets of Pasadena November 15. The 2014 Parade takes place on Saturday, November 15 begining at 11am or whenever Snotty Scotty is ready -in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard.
On Doo Dah day, the street will swell with a memorable cast of local eccentrics, dissenters, pundits, mutant art cars, lone wolfs, steam punks, makers and merrymakers who comprise the Moveable Feast, Code Blue DeFibs medical satire, Flying Babies Cornhole, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Toaster Car, Telephonasaurus, Coyote Jeff’s Saucers, Sign Spinners, The Army of Toy Soldiers, beer boosting rockers Drunk in the Garage, Tortilla Target, The Billionaires, Free Thought Society, Cheesus Chrust Pizza Co., Unich Band, Bearded Ladies, Yiddish Dracula, OC Norml’s Mardi Grass, Partying Parrotheads, Murrugun the Mystic, Man as Giraffe, Recumbent Revolution, legendary Doo Dah house band, 2014 Queen Narayana, Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, and Secret Santa to close the parade, among others.
Last year, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats accompanied a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets. Additional old and new entries coming back this year include Easy Acres Chicken Sitters, combined bands of the 35th Dragoon Guards, Highland Park Gentlemen’s Club Thursday Evening Circuit Benders, King Louie, Human Pool Balls, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, Eagle Universal, Howdy Krishna, Radioactive Man, Charlie and Pearl the Unicorns, Blues Brothers Tribute, Klingon Assault Group, Crimebo the Clown and Dr. Morbius. 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. To recount the fascinating and confusing history of Pasadena Doo Dah Parade since 1978, please visit our website’s ARCHIVES page.
Colorado Boulevard (between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards) in East Pasadena.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH, Stepping off at 11:00AM!
COST: Always FREE-of-charge
(626) 710-2474 Public Info Line
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. Call Lyft or a cab.
Come early! Bring a lawn chair! Visit the local eateries, popular food trucks along the parade route, and buy a new Doo Dah t-shirt. Stick around for the after parties all within close walking distance.
Official Doo Dah After-Party: American Legion, 179 N. Vinedo St. (2 blocks from Parade at Vinedo & Walnut) immediately following the event. Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and Horses on Astroturf bands dancing, cheap food and drinks!! $5 cover (supports a Legion charity).
Unofficial Doo Dah After-Parties: PooBah Records, one of Pasadena’s favorite independent music stores, will feature live in-store performance and DJ. PooBah is located at 2636 E. Colorado Blvd., right on the parade route.
The famous Colorado Bar, located right next door at 2640 E. Colorado Blvd. will feature Drunk-in-the-Garage, along with salty chips and drinks! For more information go to:

November 6, 2014

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tmiller Terry Miller has been in the newspaper business for 35 plus years, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Foreign Correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph when the family sailed to New York from London abroad the Queen Mary. When not shooting pictures, chasing a breaking news story. or playing drums, Miller spends entirely too much time and effort with Little British Sports Cars like his beloved 74 MGB...more like an addiction, says his wife of 22 years.

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