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Pasadena misfit celebration the Doo Dah Parade returns

Attendees of the annual Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.
Attendees of the annual Pasadena Doo Dah Parade.
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Only one event can bring together a disco drill team and human billiard balls — all in the middle of the street. The Pasadena Doo Dah Parade, a beloved outlet for eccentricity, will return for its thirty-seventh year this November. 

Started as an alternative to the Rose Parade, Doo Dah offers people the chance to proudly embody their alter ego. "Everybody has one day to escape all the trappings of their day-to-day regimen and let their alter-egos rule for that day," said Tom Coston, one of the few original Doo Dah parade marchers.

Attendees can catch the legendary Snotty Scottie and the Hankies leading the pack of wacky characters, as well as take in the art cars and floats. OC NORML's Mardi Grass and the Klingon Assault Group are just two of the many floats slated to appear.

The Doo Dah Parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. The parade route spans East Pasadena on Colorado Boulevard between Altadena and San Gabriel Boulevard. Street parking is available, and the parade is free to attend. More info is available at the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade website.