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Doo Dah 2015

Doo Dah 2015
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Since this is the Doo Dah, nothing should surprise us, like the 2015 Doo Dah Grand Marshall being not only Juli Crockett (pictured right), but her Evangenitals. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade has selected renaissance woman, Juli Crockett, to lead this year’s 38th Occasional Parade. Consider the fact she’s a singer, songwriter, playwright, theater director, […]

Will You Doo Dah?

Will You Doo Dah?

Irreverent frolicking. Peace, love, and pranksters. These are the elements forecast and embraced for the 37th Occasional Doo Dah Parade on November 15th in East Pasadena. Along with the veterans like Moveable Feast with their fresh food, dressed-to-the-nines dinner party atop wheels, Toaster Car, Nordic Men and Viking Ship, Code Blue DeFibs, Drunk in the […]

2014 Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

2014 Doo Dah Queen Tryouts

It’s like adults in reverse. Shed the practical, the obligatory, and the hum bug. Embrace the silly, wacky, the expressive, the experimental, and the inspired. Get ready for the 37th Ocassional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen tryouts. Want to be queen? Anyone may try. The competition is fierce, the judges costumed and being fed a […]

Doo Dah 2013!

Doo Dah 2013!

The 36th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is this Saturday, so get your tortillas ready. This year’s newly crowned queen is Susann Edmonds and she will lead the parade with Grand Marshall Alan Zorthian, architect and son of legendary bohemians Jirayr and Dabney Zorthian (both former Doo Dah grand marshalls), as well as proprietor of […]

Will You Be Queen?

Will You Be Queen?

Individuals 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, […]

Doo Dah Fun: Thx, PS!

Doo Dah Fun: Thx, PS!

Last week, HP post a piece about the Doo Dah Parade retrospective coming to the Pasadena Museum of History. Peggy Sue Davis of Altadena was there to enjoy the opening reception’s festivities and was good enough to share her spoils (photographs) of the evening. “What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the […]

What a Long, Strange…

What a Long, Strange…

“What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.” Yes, that’s quite a mouthful. But it also makes sense; our local Doo Dah Parade is a spectacle that assaults all of our senses. Our eyes widen as we see a table set for eight, complete with china, hot food, […]

It’s Doo Dah Time!

It’s Doo Dah Time!

Everyone, rummage through those closets, dig through those old trunks in the attic, and get working on your outfit because it’s Doo Dah Time! The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and be on Colorado Blvd. between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevards. And, as always, this Pasadena tradition is free of charge. The Mother Truckin’ […]

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do You Wannabe Doo Dah Queen?

Do you have a craving, a secret aspiration, or a hidden desire…to be Queen? This Sunday (very appropriately held on April Fools Day) are the tryouts to be voted the 35th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Queen. This “caucus” will be held at the American Legion Bar (again, very appropriate…or maybe it’s not, which is entirely […]

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