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November 18, 2006
The 30th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. This spoof of the Rose Parade bills itself as "Pasadena's other parade." Street closures These streets will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. or until the parade ends: Raymond Ave. between Holly St. and Colorado Blvd. Colorado between Raymond and Pasadena Ave. Pasadena between Green and Union streets In addition, Raymond between Holly and Walnut St. will be closed from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sources: www.
November 17, 2005
What started out years ago as a joke in a Pasadena bar will commemorate its 29th anniversary Sunday. Pasadena's Doo Dah Parade, a parody of the city's more famous event that happens each year on New Year's Day, has become world famous in its own right for its wild and wiggy style.
April 29, 2010
EVENTS Ring in May Day with Linoleum Bonaparte, the Goddess of Democracy, Clown Doctors from Outer Space and perennial faves the Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin (not to mention hundreds of other marchers) at the 34th Annual Pasadena Doo Dah Parade . Rerouted this year from Old Town to a new path along Colorado Boulevard in East Pasadena, the parade — conceived in the now-defunct Chromo's Tavern in 1978 — will be led by Grand Marshall Corky Peterson, Chromo's proprietor.
September 8, 1989 |
When Zsa Zsa Gabor, queen of carats, goes for her day in court Monday, don't expect to see her swathed in her usual get-up of diamonds and furs. Gabor tells Listen she is going to dress in basic black and pearls. "I'm going to wear my black Donna Karan. She's been my favorite designer for the last year, you know, dah-link, her clothes fit me so well."
June 2, 1990 |
Roll over, Rose Queen. Pasadena's Doo Dah Parade, which for 13 years has showcased the city's non-conformist side, is going electronic. Under a three-year exclusive contract signed Friday, KCOP Channel 13 announced it will broadcast live footage of the Doo Dah, an annual spoof of the 101-year-old Tournament of Roses. The parade is held the Sunday after Thanksgiving in Old Pasadena.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2007 |
This year's Doo Dah Parade will not be held until next year, according to an announcement on the event's website. The annual parade through Old Town Pasadena, founded more than three decades ago as a spoof of the Tournament of Roses, has been postponed until Jan. 20, the announcement said. The event has traditionally been held Thanksgiving weekend. No reason was given for the change.
July 1, 1990 |
In his office on the third floor of the YWCA in Pasadena, Peter Apanel is talking business. Profit margins. Corporate sponsorship. Advertising revenue. These are concepts to which the Apanel of 13 years ago, when he started the Doo Dah Parade, paid scant attention. But now, the self-proclaimed czar of the annual spoof of the Tournament of Roses is bowing to economic pressure.
July 1, 1990 |
In his office on the third floor of the YWCA, Peter Apanel is talking business. Profit margins. Corporate sponsorship. Advertising revenue. These are concepts to which the Apanel of 13 years ago, when he started the Doo Dah Parade, paid scant attention. But now, the self-proclaimed czar of the annual spoof of the Tournament of Roses is bowing to economic pressure.
December 1, 1994
After 17 years, Doo Dah founder and organizer Peter Apanel has decided to step down and hand over the alternative parade to The Light-Bringer Project, a Pasadena nonprofit arts group. Apanel announced his decision on Monday at the International Festivals Assn. meeting in Anaheim. Apanel, who has run the parade as a full-time job, could not be reached for comment.