Friday, January 23, 2009

Future Queens of Doo Dah

I believe I mentioned I didn't get any good photos of the Doo Dah Parade last Sunday. I got there too late to get a good seat. But I got this shot of a couple of young spectators.

Some of the Doo Dah happens in the crowd. People wear their silly hats, their weird glasses, the things they would wear at Burning Man if they went (and if they wore anything). Doo Dah day is for getting our ya-yas out. Or our doo-dahs, you might say.

I'm bored with my wardrobe. It needs some whimsy.

21 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

That makes 2 of us, P, who need a new wardrobe.

I'm getting a little tired of wearing my black & gold.

altadenahiker said...

I think we can all see you in that little number to the right.

HearkenCreative said...

Funny, this is the only thing that has prevented me from going to the Doo Dah: I'm too normal. Maybe next year I'll go to Salvation Army Thrift Store and find something crazy to wear to watch it...

...Scared that my daughter might turn from crazy 5-yr-old princess dress-up girl into crazy 13-yr-old Doo Dah dress-up girl...but I really shouldn't be. In the greater scheme of things, there are far worse things. Viva la Doo Dah.

Petrea said...

C.O., time for a bandanna.

Karin, I wish I had the nerve. But I think I'd pathetic and insane in it.

Loren, don't get me wrong. Plenty of normal people line the streets to gape at the nuts. And I'm no expert but I think if you suppress your dress-up girl now you'll get a rebellious freak later, so I suggest you let her fly.

HearkenCreative said...

Wise words, Petrea!

Bernie K. said...

We could see anybody in that little number to the right.

Christie said...

How much fun is that!! It looks like something I would try, though preferably in a city where no one knew me!! (One of the downsides to life in a small town; everywhere you go, you're going to meet someone you know!)

Anonymous said...

ginab

what's the big deal? I wear this every day.

USelaine said...

Yeah, I'm not sure I see a downside to this. Maybe we take clothes too seriously, and it's time to break out! Of course, this is Mendocino talkin'.

Laurie said...

I think these girls raided my box of clothes I wore in the late 80s and early 90s.

Margaret said...

Those girls are spirited and adorable. I love them. As for you Petrea, what are you talking about? With your great cheekbones and fabulous hair cut you could walk around in grey sweats and still look haute couture.

lynn said...

I'd love to be wearing that pink skirt, as old as I am.

I had a turquoise blue one when I was little and haven't thought about it until now! Thanks for the memories; I adored it.

Petrea said...

I think they're spirited and adorable, too. I'd go for the white lace skirt with the yellow top and feather earrings. Haute.

Ginab: shades of RCB? hahahaha

Christie, this is definitely one of the pluses of large town life, though Pasadena gets smaller the longer I live here.

Margaret: what would you think of me in a plaid flannel shirt and fuzzy slippers? Not that I'm wearing that. I'm just wondering.

Vanda said...

I wore plenty of wacky stuff in the 80's and early 90's. I recall a number of bright orange things.

Margaret said...

Petrea: I'm telling you, with those cheek bones you can pull off anything.

Petrea said...

Thank you Margaret. I wasn't fishing. Cancel my face-lift!

pasadenapio said...

I've got an ensemble that would look mahvelous on you!

Petrea said...

You've got a point, Ann. In these tough economic times, why not do all our wardrobe shopping at the Party Store?

Ms M said...

Looks like fun! We all need a little extra color now and then...

Virginia said...

I think I mentioned on somebody's blog that our Doo Dah Day is all about the pets. ( It makes sense - DOO!) Everyone dresses their dogs up in hilarious outfits and they parade around. So maybe I'm not clear about Doo Dah Day. Now that's a surprise.

I have never been big on dressing up for Halloween or any other events. I always figure I make a big enough fool out of myself without having to don some whacko garb. That said, I am all about shopping and getting a new outfit. Maybe I'll run to Tj MAXX later. Thanks Petrea!
V

Petrea said...

Hi Ms. M, nice new pic!

Virginia, I imagine the Birmingham Doo Dah Parade isn't linked with the Pasadena one. Probably a different concept altogether, and the great minds behind the two just happened to come up with the same name.