Photos from Yesterday's Doo Dah Parade
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Dooh Dah Parade.
The normal-looking man nursing a hangover in the middle of all this lunacy is Tom Coston, who's become Doo Dah's P.T. Barnum since his nonprofit arts organization, The Light Bringer Project, bought the parade 12 years ago from founder and legendary Pasadena barfly Peter Apanel for $2. " … It's worth three," joked Coston about the almost yearly event, which for some time has taken place on the Sunday before Thanksgiving in Old Pasadena but [this year celebrated] its 31st occasional occurrence on Jan. 20.
Founded as an alcohol-soaked spoof of the Rose Parade that was always held on Sundays - unlike the Rose Parade, which is never held on Sunday - predicting what will happen each year is difficult even for organizers.
- Joe Piasecki