This Saturday, almost 400 visitors attended What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been…35 Years of Doo Dah held at the Pasadena Museum of History. New and veteran Doo Dah participants, many appearing in their signature marching regalia, mixed with parade lovers, royalty and leading community members to celebrate the special occasion. The exhibit, itself, contains a wealth of historical photographs, video footage, costumes, props and other memorabilia that succeeds in bringing the Doo Dah experience to life. The exhibition also features a visual timeline that identifies each parade throughout the years and along with epic benchmarks. A recreation of Chromos Bar & Grill, where the parade was born, is also part of the show’s unique highlights.
The show was well documented by photographers who have captured the history of Doo Dah in their own ways, like Walk Mancini, Joe Messinger and Brian Biery. Pasadena Independent and Pasadena Star News were in attendance, along with blogger Petrea Burchard of Pasadena Daily Photo. The photos in this post were taken by our very own Paddy Hurley.
For now, check out Petrea’s Pasadena Daily Photo. The other publications are on their way!
The exhibition is enjoying a long run through January of 2013. Don’t miss out! The Pasadena Museum of History is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12noon to 5:00pm and is located at 470 W. Walnut Street in Pasadena. For more information call (626) 577-1660.
Jeannette O’Malley of PMH Welcomes Attendees
Fred Wodnicki with his model
treasue chest mini photos of royalty by Julie Klima
Count Smokula with his diorama