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May 21st, 2014 by Temple City Tribune
By Terry Miller
It’s that most wonderful time again. The Doo Dah Parade is coming to East Pasadena November 15 and you know what that means…They need a new Queen. Male or Female. Beast or Burden. And out of the thousands who apply each year, sadly, only one can be crowned and this coveted Pasadena ritual will take place Sunday at American Legion Post 280.
The annual hunt for the new Doo Dah Queen has defied logic for hundreds of years and yet the global search has netted some fabulous and memorable queens–Take Queen Naughty Mickey…..who would have thought a sword wielding belly dancing reporter…would want to be Queen. Not only did she want it….she LIVES it, still to this day years after she was crowned. Forever, the lovely Naughty Mickie will always be a Doo Dah Queen.
Each year American Legion Post 280 hosts the tryouts for the worldwide search for the new Doo Dah Queen. The daunting task of selecting the Queen, takes place May 25 at the Legion Hall by a select group of individuals with highly questionable tastes and backgrounds but nonetheless have already scoped out their judging tables and will not leave until their decision is recorded for posterity.
The requirements, which are few ( in fact none) involves dressing up a wee bit, putting on a convincing reason why you should be Queen and perhaps show a little flesh.
Queen Tryouts are open to all, and they mean it. If you want to try out, feel free to call (626) 590-1134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or just show up at 2:00-3:00pm on the day of the tryouts. Each contestant will have @3minutes to wow the judges! Everyone is welcome. The drinks are cheap and the company rare! Dance to Snotty Scotty and the Hankies and generally forget your cares and be happy $5 cover and 1st 20 Queen Hopefuls get in free!