The Doo Dah Queen has been Chosen!

Doo Dah Queen Meg is crowned

Doo Dah Queen Meg is crowned

The Queen has been picked for the 39th Occasional Doo Dah Parade. Hail, Queen Meg! Meg tried out and won after her 3rd nomination. Queen Meg has always been in the Doo Dah lair and I think always will be. Her act for the audience was somewhat lackluster, but when another contestant, number 66, needed someone to sing Route 66, Meg stepped up to help her fellow contestant with a perfect rendition, and it is not an easy song to sing. Her selfless act set her apart, and was both brilliant and charming.

Theramin player, Kelly X, brought the aliens in from outer space with her musical gadget. She is in a band called Rocket to Uranus. Contestant Bane came as a robot toy, and shouted, “Vote for Trump and I’ll blow this place up!” Regular nominee, Pee Pee Poo Poo came as Hillary Clinton. The Devil boy tried to bribe me. His number was 666. We had one Black Lives Matter protestor contestant and a mermaid who sang, “It is Wet Down There” over and over again. Doctor Demento handled the contestants, and Aleksi and I handled the accordion and vocal duties. Horses on Astro Turf played, as we were all reeling from the sudden death of Snotty Scotty, long time Doo Dah Band supporter and friend. He will be sorely missed.

The Parade is November 20th at 11am. You can be part of the parade for 10 bucks each, with your organization.

Photos by Tequila Mockingbird

A short clip of Meg Cole, the 2016 Doo Dah Queen, with Snotty Scotty Finnell in front of Chromo’s bar before the 2nd Doo Dah Parade in 1978:

Tequila Mockingbird

About Tequila Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird has been a longtime fixture on the LA music scene. Her first band was "Trouble for Nora" with Mitch Mitchell of "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." She sings with Jeff Goldblum and you can catch her show Saturday nights at Canter's. She is also a promoter, actress, writer and inventor. Her company, Do Monkey Productions, booked the historical punk rock TV show, "New Wave Theater." She has been published in Buzzbin Magazine and has a regular column in Rock City News. Recently she has created Tequila Tattoo Cream and opened The Punk Rock Museum to bring old friends together for art, music , and culture. It is located at KGB studios and curates special events all over Los Angeles in Pop up form. The museum has also contributed art to Pershing Square and Tequila hopes to curate more events for the city that she loves. www.lapunkmuseum.com
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