A love letter of Thank You to ALL Doo Dah Lovers, from Mz Doo Dah.
Thank you, my Doo Dah Lovelies. Yesterday as I worked at putting
away props and things, banking, and paying bills I was thinking of you, and how you knocked me out!
I start my thank you list with my hubby, King Charlie, who endeared my being MIA for endless
hours at a time as I DisOrganized the Doo Dah Parade + Party. And, to our dogs, Lucy & Sydney, as mommy hasn't been home
much the last few weeks.
The Weather. It was perfect.
Less-Than-Grand Marshal, James "Buster" Douglas. Buster knocked us
all out with his charm and patience as millions of photos were taken of him. Personally, it was a thrill to announce Buster
at line-up by raising the Champs hand to start the parade. I only wish Joe Theibert was there.
Thank you, Greg Zanetos for hosting Buster in your home, and your whopping check! And
thanks to John Johnson for helping with Team Buster.
for enduring special event parking SNFAU on July 4th.
Doo Dah Secret InSecurity Team and Handler. They had their job cut out for them this year as Buster was extremely popular.
InVolunteers of InSECURITY showed up and did due diligence in their details.
The parade route was secured and clean. Thank you.
and their wonderful Doo Dah deals. Your discounts, freebies, & flexibility helps so much in making the budget! And,
to the Vendors who sold food at the Block Party as you very were generous with the yummies to the volunteers and bands.
The Musical Rock Stars of Doo Dah. You had so much talent and fun music oozing
through the speakers that caused people to sing, swing & sway, and drink lots o'beer.
The solar guys, the sound guys, and the stage and tent guys who collaborated to help make
The BeerTenders. You did some serious pouring!
Excellent job on keeping the line moving fast and the cups full.
Contributors. Thank you for paying for the parade. It was wonderful to see so many contributor's smiling faces along the
The T-Shirt Shuckers sales also helped subsidize
parade expenses. There's still a few for sale at the BP on Neil.
Media. Thank you for reporting about our fake parade!
Police for keeping all safe and sound.
The City of Columbus
and ODLC Staffers for executing my permits, and with a smile on your face.
My "Clean-up on Isle 4" crew. Unfortunately, you started with a bit of a mess from Boom, but you forged
on and got the streets back to better than we found them.
DisHonoree Emeritus, Frank Randall Tarr. Randy has been involved with Doo Dah since the mid 80's.
To the hard-working, fun-loving, and dedicated Doo Dah DisOrganizers. I know that I say it,
but once again, I can't do Doo Dah without you. Thank you.
crowd was huuuuuuuuuge! So many great things and people I saw and experienced along the parade route such as Mr Clark bouquet
flowers and the parade waltz, the festively decorated folks, the impromptu judging stations, and the folks with the "why
am I here" look on their face, for the smiling and laughing faces, and some of those faces I've seen repeatedly over
my past 26 years of Doo Dah's 34 years, for the new faces, and for those who gave us a click.
Last, but absolutely not the least, The Doo Dah Parade Marchers. You knocked me out! Your
witty words, your creative craftsmanship, and the revelers of revolutionaries of satire, you triumphed in your quest of a
great parade! I look forward to reading all your comments and looking at your pictures. I loved your humor, your art, and
your spirit. Thank you.
I am very proud and grateful,
Deb Roberts, Mz Doo Dah
Your ChairChick & Queen of Doo Dah
Doo Dah Parade
34th Annual Doo Dah Parade
"World Championship of Insanity. It'll Knock You Out!"
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy
Freedom of speech, through humor
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
feel free to join in &
sing out the National Anthem at 1pm!
Parade @ 1:00 p.m.
starts somewhere around Noon
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Live Music! Beer on Tap!
On the Street! Free Entry!
Buttles & High)
March in the
34th Annual Doo Dah Parade!
No Entry Fee!
Just Show Up!
|Photo Announcement of Less-Than-Grand Marshal
|James "Buster" Douglas!
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
James “Buster” Douglas!!
Doo Dah DisOrganizer DisHonoree:
Frank Randall (Randy) Tarr
Doo Dah Parade & Party
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Celebrate Liberty & Lunacy!
your First Amendment right, through humor.
The Craziest Parade in History!
begins as early as 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout
Doo Dah Land, even Politicians & Cops,
Feel free to join in & sing
out the National Anthem!
Steps Off @ 1:00 p.m.
ON Buttles Avenue at High Street
- 7:00 p.m.
Free Live Music ALL DAY!
Fun Stuff & More ~ All Day!
Free Entry to All!
Support the Bars, Restaurants and merchants on July 4th and everyday
our Doo Dah Contributors!)
Parade your stuff around Short North, Victorian & Italian Villages & Harrison
The Doo Dah Parade.
1:00 p.m.ish – 3:00 p.m.ish
1:00 p.m. - Everyone throughout Doo Dah Land, even Politicians & Cops,
join in on the 52 part harmony singing of the National Anthem!
a chair or blanket
Leave the water guns & water balloons & pets at home please
Have we mentioned everything
so far is free?
to march in the Doo Dah Parade!
No Pre-Registration Required
(yes, we know that's unusual)
Line-up @ noon on Park Street
heading north bound.
Enter in from Goodale Blvd.
There is No
You Just Show Up!
A Few Needed Rules
(We Hate Rules Too,
But Sometimes People Need Them)
All Politicians Must Wear A Funny Hat
In Their Group Needs To Be Goofyied Up Too - This Ain't Arlington, People)
No Blatant Advertising
(Folks Want To See Your Political Pokes, Not Business Strokes)
No Full Nudity
(This Isn't A Strip Club)
No Water Balloons Or Super Soakers
Not Ruin People's Art Please)
Please Do Not Throw Candy Or Any Other Junk From The Parade
(Besides Having To Clean Up Your Trash, There's A Chance Of Someone Getting Run Over This Way)
No Soft-Pawed Animals
(Unless You Walk Barefoot
From Line-Up On Park
Street (heading north)
To West On Buttles
To West On Collins
To North On Neil
To East On Second
To South On High
To End At Russell & High.
Walkers Will Go Down Russell back to Park St,
Cars Will Go Straight Down High Street.
Come on down
to the Block Party at High & Buttles before and/or after the parade!
InSecurity position of UnImportance
at the Doo Dah Parade.
We offer no pay other than a T-Shirt,
whistle, water, badge
and our undying Doo Dah
or Call The Doo
Parade Party!!! - Free Admission!
The Party starts
At 10:00 A.M. and continues
well after the dust of The Doo
Dah Parade has settled
(probably until 7 pm this year)
Location: On Buttles Avenue
(Between High Street and Park Street)
Doo Dah Block Party will be
Complete with Live Music, Beer & Food
2017 Doo Dah
Rock Star Line-Up:
10:00 a.m. - 10:45
a.m. Ryan Smith: Solo Acustic
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. The Jeffs: JEFF TOBIN guitar/lead vocals, GEOFF
WILCOX, bass/vocals, PAIGE VANDIVER drums/vocals, DOUG HARE lead guitar
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Devil Doves: Junior Kauffman - Vocals & Lyrics,
Kyle "Headband" Davis - Cajon, Rico "Thunderstorm" Nassau - Bass, Jeff Straw - Keys
1:00 p.m. - The Doo Dah Parade!
1:45 p.m. - 2:30
p.m. Doc Robinson: Jonathan
Elliott & Nick D'Andrea
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Vodka ROXX: Ezell
Underdown - Guitar, Don Duryea - Guitar, Scott Keeton - Lead Vocals, Jason Adam Leavitt - Drums, Mike Iannarino - Bass 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Trouble Boys: Steve Perakis Bass, Joseph Mismas Keys vox, Chris Cox Skins, Jon Swain Lead guitar vox, Chris Barton Words guitar
and vox 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. McCallister: Bobby Corkwell - Guitar, Daniel Sean Anderson - Guitar & lead vocals, Angela Fowler - Drums
6:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. C LA C I: Mark
How some people explain Doo Dah:
Parade in History
Doo Dah! Doo Dah
Humorous! Fun! Fantastic
Liberty & Lunacy
Freedom of Speech, through humor
It’s a very important day for the Marching Fidel’s
of how Columbus is
You can be who you want to be and have a great time doing
It’s all meant in Jest and fun
Important for a mother to show her daughter all the uniqueness and diversity
Laughter is the best medicine