Shout out to the local crowd! If you don’t know about the Doo Dah Parade, then read on.
It is simply fantastic. Every year, the Sunday before Thanksgiving along part of the route of the Rose parade, they hold the Doo Dah parade. It is simply the antidote to squeaky-clean wholesome parades such as the Rose parade (and others coming up in the next several weeks).
It kicks off at 11:30am… be sure to be there by 10:45 or earlier to get a seat on the roadside!
I can’t go into just how excellent it is due to lack of time, but just imagine you were filling out the application form to enter a float into the Rose parade, or the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, etc. Imagine the sorts of floats suggestions that might get you immediately disqualified. (Not lewd stuff but clever stuff…. ironic stuff…wicked stuff…stupid stuff). Well, those are the floats that will be there!
Some of my favourites I’m looking forward to seeing again?
(1) Claude Rains and the 20-Man Memorial Invisible Man Marching Drill Team
(2) The Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin
(3) Barbecue and Hibachi Marching Grill Team
(4) Men of Leisure Synchronized Nap Team
The website for the event is here.
One of these years I will implement my idea of having a float of scientists from USC, Caltech, UCLA, and other places…..we could have some fun with that!
Hope to see you there? Shout out and say “hi” if you see me. Oh, maybe I’ll run into Caolionn and Sam?