Pasadena puts on crazy rose-colored glasses for parade
November 23, 1997
Web posted at: 10:48 p.m. EST (0348 GMT)
PASADENA, California (CNN) -- The sun again shined brightly
Sunday on the tacky, wacky Doo Dah Parade.
The 21st annual zippy spoof of the Tournament of Roses Parade
was a casual, harmless procession of the weirdly themed and
Drag queens, tongue-in-cheek floats and proponents of offbeat
political issues amused the thousands who lined the mile-long
Many in the crowd wore Dr. Seuss-style felt hats as the
marchers poked fun at the distinguished Rose Parade.
The West Hollywood Cheerleaders -- men dressed as female
cheerleaders -- wiggled and jiggled to music and shook
There was the queen of the parade -- Juliarana, a
mother-daughter team dressed as Siamese twins who were pushed
down the streets on a hot pink love seat. Their Royal Court
included two men with platinum blonde wigs who were garbed in
blue plastic wrap.
The parade provides free time on a public soapbox to many.
One group, for example, called for legalizing ferrets as