Will You Be Queen?

Apr 1, 2013

jrblog-doodahqueensIndividuals of all genders, shapes, ages, and persuasions will test their fate to become queen.

So states the literature informing the denizens of Pasadena of the upcoming tryouts (raucous spectacle) to determine who will be queen of the 36th Occasional Doo Dah Parade.

Contestants are usually outnumbered by equally-costumed judges, who include many former queens, and another hundred or so parade entrants, tryout supporters, Legion members, and the curious public.

Doo Dah Queen tryouts will be held Sunday, April 7th at the American Legion Bar on Vinedo Street in East Pasadena.

The first 20 Queen Hopefuls to arrive get in FREE (1 admission per Queen’s entourage). Each Queen Hopeful will have a few minutes to WOW the Judges. Microphone and boom box, even drumroll, provided. Be ready to show us and tell us why YOU should be Queen! Bring Loyal Followers and HUMOR! Tell them to buy the judges a beer to get a chance to vote. Hecklers encouraged!

And, how else would you want to spend a Sunday?

Good luck to all who dare…

We’ll expect a proper Queenly wave along the parade route…

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen Skittles (Julie Klima)

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen Skittles (Julie Klima)

Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen Tryouts
Sunday, April 7th
American Legion Bar
179. N. Vinedo St., East Pasadena, between Walnut and Colorado
2 p.m.: doors open, live music begins
3-4 p.m.: Queen Hopefuls check-in; judges arrive
4:30-7 p.m.: Doo Dah Queen tryouts
7:30: Doo Dah Queen 2013 is crowned
Cost: $5 cover, except for first 20 Queen Hopefuls—cash only!
For any unanswered questions, call 626.590.1134

Applications for parade entrants are still being accepted. Find entry information and form HERE.

36th Occasional Doo Dah Parade with Grand Marshall Alan Zorthian
Saturday, April 27th, 11 a.m.
Parade route: Colorado Blvd., between San Gabriel Blvd. & Altadena Dr.

Scenes from Doo Dah 2012:








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