DOO DAH READY FOR WACKINESS.Byline: Eric Leach Daily News Staff Writer
About 30,000 people from all over Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, are expected to line the streets of Pasadena on Sunday for one of the biggest Doo Dah Parades ever.
``We have the largest participation in the parade's history - 1,200 participants,'' said Tom Coston, director of Light-Bringer Project, a Pasadena-based nonprofit arts organization that produces the event.
Coston said he attributed the record interest in the event's 21st year to better times.
``I think people are in a better mood,'' he said. ``There's an upsurge in Doo Dah spirit. People are out for a good time and feel safe and friendly in the streets. They are less cynical. People just want to go out there and have fun.''
The parade, which started out as a spoof on the Tournament of Roses, took on a life of its own Memory Burn A Life Of Its Own was released by Noise Kontrol in 2002. Memory Burn is made up of several high profile musicians who came together to create this special work. as it evolved each year with new irreverent, outlandish entries.
There will be a parade queen with two heads this year: a mother and daughter named Juliana and Ariana Martinez teamed up as a make-believe set of conjoined twins conjoined twins
or Siamese twins
Identical twins (see multiple birth) whose embryos did not separate completely. Conjoined twins are physically joined (typically along the trunk or at the front, side, or back of the head) and often share some organs. named Queen Juliariana.
This year the Doo Dah Parade also will have a Queen of the Hereafter, Lily Hodge - a woman who died in February.
Organizers said Claude Hodge of Sierra Madre Sierra Madre, city, United States
Sierra Madre (sēĕr`ə mä`drā), residential city (1990 pop. 10,762), Los Angeles co., S Calif., at the foot of Mt. Wilson; inc. 1907. There is some light manufacturing. plans to carry his wife Lily's ashes and her portrait in a gesture recognizing her fondness for the Doo Dah parade and her dream of being its queen.
Old favorites expected to be there Sunday include the West Hollywood West Hollywood
A community of southern California northeast of Beverly Hills. It is mainly residential. Population: 36,600. Cheerleaders Notable cheerleaders
New entries include the Clown Doctors from Outer Space; the Motorized mo·tor·ize
tr.v. mo·tor·ized, mo·tor·iz·ing, mo·tor·iz·es
1. To equip with a motor.
2. To supply with motor-driven vehicles.
3. To provide with automobiles. Toilets; a person portraying El Nino; and the Groove Dadeez, an exciting replica of a 1970s band playing disco music.
The parade starts at 11:30 a.m., but Coston advised spectators to get there at least 90 minutes early.
Spectators may begin lining up along the route at 9:30 a.m. for the parade that begins at Raymond Avenue and Holly Street at 11:30 a.m., goes south on Raymond to Colorado Boulevard and west on Colorado to Pasadena Avenue.
The parade is followed by a pub crawl lasting into the evening and involving a number of Pasadena bars and restaurants with a variety of musical entertainment.
Map: Doo Dah Parade - Pasadena