Thursday, April 28, 2011

Doo Dah Parade and parties in East Pasadena Saturday

Doo Dah Parade Romps through East Pasadena
Saturday, April 30th!

What: Daring to go where no parade has gone before, this year’s Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will again bring its own brand of raucous eccentricity East, after its successful relocation last year.

When: The 2011 Doo Dah Parade takes place on Saturday, April 30th, stepping off at 11am. 10:00am parade route is sealed and various conveyances circle the route.

Where: The Parade takes place in East Pasadena, along Colorado Boulevard, Between Altadena Drive and San Gabriel Blvd.

Cost: Always FREE-of-charge!! Plenty of free street parking is also 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.

Spectators are encouraged to come early! Bring a lawn chair! Visit the local eateries and shops, and attend the after parties all within walking distance.

More Info: Last year, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats accompanied a legion of frolickers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena’s shady tree-lined streets. They will be joined this year by Grand Marshal Ron Stivers, of Poo Bah Records in Pasadena, and many first-time entries including the League of Steam, Conehead Rocket Sled, Hippie Cream, The Iceland Queen, combined bands of the 35th Dragoon Guards, Mile High Bed, Cheesus Chrust Pizza Company, 2011 Doo Dah Queen Red Rosie of Sierra Madre, Free Range Orkestar, and the Ladies Auxiliary for Cultural Enrichment,

This year’s spectacle will see the return of such wildly diverse entries as a fleet of motorized Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, Captain McHogwash’s Amazing Chundra, a humungous robotic spitting cat named Boo-Boo Kitty, oddly-attired sound inventors known as The Highland Park Thursday Evening Gentlemen’s Society Circuit Bending Marching Band & Ladies’ Auxiliary, Amnesty International, and the crowd favorite Disco Drill Team, real American Bandstanders.

Last year’s Parade incorporated over1,000 marchers, including Dr. Steel’s Army of Toy Soldiers, Cheap Sax Addicted to Love, Her Royal Highness Queen Erica Valentine, The Martini Kings & Swing-o-matic, Linoleum Bonaparte, the World Champion Whistling Diva, Goddess of Democracy, The Pink-Slipped Pissed off Teachers, Friends and their Pissed-off Kids, Million Marijuana March, FireBrain, Evotrope, Motorized Couch, The Bra-Ettes Dancing Bras, ArtStorm, Thwop!, What Happened in Vegas Should Have Stayed, Gallery at the End of the World, Girls Who Draw Girls on Roller Skates, Classic and scary clowns, and such perennial favorites as the Men of Leisure, BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, the immortal Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, and many more!

History: Known as the twisted sister of the conventional Rose Parade, the 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 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!

OFFICIAL DOO DAH AFTER-PARTY (immediately following parade!)

American Legion Hall & Bar
179 N. Vinedo Street
East Pasadena (between Colorado Blvd. & Walnut Street)
(626) 792-9938
· Featuring the legendary Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, along with Horses on Astroturf, and assorted Doo Dah Glitterati. Prizes, full bar, cheap drinks, cheap food, smoking patio, big-screen TV, pool and more!

UNOFFICIAL DOO DAH AFTER-PARTIES (immediately following the parade!)

Colorado Bar, 2640 E. Colorado Blvd., (626) 449-3485
Many of the Former Doo Dah Queens and Doo Dah parade watchers will be dressed up and watching the parade from a 'review stand' of decorated tables outside this Bar before the parade (starting at 9:30-10am) and through the duration.
· After Parade Featuring Drunk in the Garage, the best jukebox in the world, pool, darts, cheap drinks and fun people!

Poo Bah Records, 2636 E. Colorado Blvd., 626-449-3359
· Bands Ace & Duce, Mourning Ring, dj set by Professor Cantaloupe, & records!! And 2011 Doo Dah Grand Marshal Ron Stivers, owner.

Plate 38, 2361 E. Colorado Blvd (near Sierra Madre Blvd.), 626-793-7100
· Join Her Royal Majesty Queen Red Rosie for your post-parade lunch! (@1:30pm)
American eats, including sexy mac’n’cheese, gourmet burgers, live music, $2.50
Coronas, family friendly!

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