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Doo Dah celebrates the end of the century

PASADENA -- The 1999 Pasadena Doo Dah Parade rolls out at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday and it promises to be the biggest in Doo Dah history. Along with

the usual cast of crazies, Doo Dah will feature confused dogs in drag,

the Band on Stilts, the Blair Witches’ Parade, the Precision Desk/Chair

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Marching Drill Team, ferret lobbyists and many more.

Two area residents will make an appearance at the parade. “Becky” of

Burbank tried out for the Queen of the parade and was a big hit. Becky is

a man who dresses like a hillbilly woman with a blacked-out tooth and a

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funny voice.

Charlene Lockheart of La Crescenta also tried out for Queen in a wig

and bathrobe.

Join the Pasadena Senior Center before the parade for a pancake

breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon, at the corner of Raymond/Holly streets.

There will be plenty of post-parade activity at various venues in Old

Pasadena including the Old Towne Pub, 66 N. FairOaks Ave.

The parade route starts at Raymond Avenue and Holly Street. It heads

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south on Raymond for two blocks, turns west on Colorado Boulevard, and

ends at Pasadena Avenue. The parade will last about two hours, so arrive

early to secure a place. The cost is absolutely free and parking is

plentiful within a block of the parade route. For more information, call

(626) 440-7379.


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