COLUMBUS (Chetan Rakieten/Sean Rowe) -- Organizers call it the craziest parade in history. And,
if you were there in the Short North District Saturday, you probably would agree with them.
say The Doo Dah Parade -- which always takes place the day after the Fourth of July holiday -- is all about expressing yourself.
And, this parade has to be seen to be believed.
Watch the ABC 6 On Your Side
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Doo Dah 2015 Pic's by JEFF HAGOOD"The Doo Dah Parade is a satirical look at current events and a free form self expression held every year in Columbus on July 4th. It's always
very entertaining and lots of laughs as long as you're not too serious!!" Jeff Hagood
Columbus Dispatch photos & Article by firstname.lastname@example.org"Ah, so this is Doo Dah, the self-proclaimed “Worst Parade East of the Mississippi,” an express-yourself
spectacle now in its 32nd year. The procession, which runs across Buttles, up Neil, along Second avenues and down N. High
Street, kicked off at 1 p.m. with a group singalong of The Star- Spangled Banner led by a man in electric-pink fishnet stockings."
Columbus Underground Photos 2015"The 32nd annual Doo Dah Parade took place on this sunny (finally) afternoon
of July 4th. Marchers of all shapes and sizes took to the streets of Victorian Village to entertain the thousands that turned
out to partake in the festivities. - Matt Ellis is a freelance photographer who covers bands that visit the city and the Columbus
Crew MLS team. More about Matt can be found at Matt Ellis Photography
By: Wild Bill Productions
by Nathaniel Terry
Ode to Doo Dah 2015
many days of napping, putting stuff away, paying Doo Dah bills, and generally simply recovering, I’m back on my feet.
What got me moving again, is really what got me most moved at Doo Dah. You.
You, singing the National Anthem so loud and proud as if nothing but country pride coursed through your veins.
You. You made me and the city laugh so hard with your razor sharp satirical humor. Don’t you just love that
next day feeling when your stomach muscles hurt from using them so much from laughing?
Some good news is, the Marching Fidel’s took only willing subjects to Cuba this year; sold them some goods and then
kicked them back to the good old U.S. of A.
Jim Maneri was back from his cruise ship's
three hour tour to lead and drop the baton for the band of bohemian musicians playing the best off-key and out of tune instruments
while stumbling down the streets of Columbus.
Speaking of streets. You jammed packed
the parade route so much that next year we’re going to have add some more blocks to the Doo Dah route!! The folks on
Neil & Dennison should be happy about this news!
You, you, and you! The parade
route was 100% parade again!! 3rd year in a row that the begging of the parade got to the end of the parade as the end of
the parade was begging the parade! Follow that?
The amount of people “in”
the parade may have set a record! One of these days we really ought to take a head count. But, by time the parade rolls
around to High Street there actually are more people in the parade than there were when it started out. Plus, some people
stop to play at friends’ houses and never get back into the parade or they bring more people out with them to march.
So, try and count that chaos.
Try to count the V.I.P.’s secretly watching Doo
Dah along the parade route. I “heard” that not only was Mayor Michael B. Coleman and former Governor Ted
Strickland there, supposedly so was OSU's Gene Smith and Urban & Shelley Meyer. Or, is this just a new Urban legend?
Speaking of legends. Less-Than-Grand Marshal Gregg Dodd took his role of responsibility to the maximumgloodiolus
legendary level. Good luck to next year’s Less-Than-Grand Marshal to try to top Mr. Dodd’s pride and excitement
level. It is not required of future LTGM’s to perform splits.
spit here. Again, thank you and to everyone who made Doo Dah 2015 another one for the hysterical history books!
Love from the Land of Doo Dah, Mz Doo Dah, Deb Roberts. Your ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah.
There's a lot of people to thank for 2015, but zany people of the
following floats gets extra kudos!
Young Professionals Against Diabetes
We’re not going to bake it anymore
Vegans – Give Pea’s a Chance
Vagina Gals (guys)
V.W. Dog Bug
TigerTree got laid
Three legged guy
Supremes,” featured five justices
The Silver Armed Bandits
Supreme Justice – Big
Speedo Guy on Bike
Solo Tuba Guy
– Looking for a band
Society of Oppressed Bakers
bikes – Tall & Short & Long
Save the WereWolf (Endangered
Roller Derby Girls
Rocky Horror Picture Show Troupe -Stop Looking at our Butts
Queen of Balls – Jaw’s Balls
Politician Michael Stinzanio wearing funny hat
Ooh, La, La’s
on High Street
Mono Wheel Uncle Sam
Miss Road Kill 2015
Marching Fidel’s “Welcome to Cuba!”
Man in electric-pink fishnet stockings.
Ludwig Van Beethoven coming to Newport
Liz’s Lemons restaurant headstones
Less-Than-Grand Marshal – Dodd Loves You!
Jeri’s Splendid Oral Care
Human Fish Aquarium
Human fire hydrant
Giant Gold Fish
Former Govern Ted Strickland (as himself)
Flour Power + Flour Child, Wilbur Hills Country Club
Doo Dah Uber Car Company - Stretch Golf Cart Limo
Doo Dah Band (Band with no name)
Devil on Motorcycle
Columbus Ghost Busters
Columbus Comic Rule – Angry Toast
Citizens for larger parking spaces - 1973 Lincoln Mark IV
CD102.5 “For Sale” 25 Years of Beers
Car Art – Skeleton
Car Art – Cornlumbus
Car Art – Cork My Ride
Car Art – Baby Doll Heads
Buckeye Lake – Just Add
Buckeye Lake – Got Mud?
Buckeye Lake – Dam (Damn) problem!
Bert and Ernie in bondage
Bernie Sanders for President Club
Belly Dancers - Stop the Tyranny of Auto Renewals
Bald eagle wearing a miniskirt
Army guy in Scooter
"I am Doo Dah!"
Doo Dah 2015
Annual Doo Dah Parade! Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy and the freedom of speech, through humor with off the wall range
of mischiefs, grounded super heroes, political debacles, homegrown satirists, and the other bohemian frolickers winding thru
the Short North. Political Satire at Its Worst! Sharpen your pencil...Sharpen your wit...Get Ready for your interview...
and march in the 32nd Annual Doo Dah Parade With Less-Than-Grand Marshal Gregg Dodd! (The most interviewed man on earth!).
Stand and belt out the National Anthem at 1:00 p.m. then the Parade stumbles and starts thereafter. Line-up begins somewhere
around Noon at Goodale & Park. There's a FREE Music Block Party at High & Buttles from 10 a to 10 p. Watch or
March in the Craziest Parade in History! No entry fee, Just show up!
Kroger Community Rewards Reminder Don't forget! You can still help support Friends of Doo Dah Parade by enrolling in Kroger Community Rewards! Register
and link your Kroger Plus card online, and Kroger will make a quarterly donation to Friends of Doo Dah, based on a percentage
of sales of all enrolled. Our organization number is 84794. Annual renewal of your rewards enrollment and annual (April)
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