The feel of fall is in the air which means it’s November, so it’s almost time for the “40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade” in Southern California! Once again it will take place on Sunday the 19th of November (the Sunday before Thanksgiving) and you’re all invited to watch, help, or if you have a fursuit or pup gear, participate with the rest of us crazies in East Pasadena. So, here’s your chance for some local fursuiting fun that began way back in 1990 with Thaddeus Fox of California and the late Rapid T. Rabbit of New York who both walked under the banner that read “Coast-to-Coast Furries” (now “Coast-to-Coast Critters”).
So here’s how to join in on the fun:
Simply e-mail me (NOT this list please) at telling me you’ll be there. I will reply with a confirmation giving you more details.
- Check out the Parade’s official web site at http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.info/ for further information, maps, news, history, highlights, and pictures from previous year’s parades.
- Then on Sunday the 19th of November: meet all of the participants no later than 10:00 AM on Nina Street between North Altadena Drive and North Vinedo Street (which is just north of East Colorado Boulevard) in beautiful Pasadena California.
- Pay your $10.00 per person entry fee to me who will then turn over the total loot to the parade organizers (The Light Bringer Project – a nonprofit arts organization based in Pasadena – http://www.lightbringerproject.com). Please do not submit your entry fee in advance to the parade organizers either by mail or in person as that will make everyone’s planning difficult.
- Wait around a little, jump into suit, then join the parade that starts at 11:00 AM and have tons of fun being crazy, out of control, silly, wacky, and zany to thousands of crazy, out of control, silly, wacky and zany spectators lining both sides of East Colorado Boulevard (in the 2500-2600 blocks for you map searchers).
I or a handler will provide bottled water with long straws, if necessary, before, during, and after the parade.
But wait there’s more! After the parade everyfur usually regroups for a chow-down at a popular Pasadena hunting/grazing/watering hole.
If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me. Hope to see you there!