Division Street Parade

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My friend (staying up way past his graveyard shift bedtime) and I went to the opening parade for the Division/Clinton Street Fair on Saturday at 11:00am. It was a little bit overcast which was kind of a drag, but perfect for the people marching. It was fun to see the community get together and have a good time. Lots of home-made costumes, “floats” and dressed-up dogs. Sam Adams has got to be the busiest guy in Portland because he has been in every parade I’ve attended lately. The Last Regiment drummers were amazing. If you get the chance check them out.

I’ve decided that next year I have to get the Fright Town group organized and enter a float of our own. It was a blast to see the little kids scrambling for candy and granola bars being tossed out by the paraders. I think we’ll have to get a bunch of spider rings and eyeball candy to toss out to the crowd and get our usual wanderers to come play.

4 Comments so far

  1. Adopted (unregistered) on July 30th, 2007 @ 10:20 pm

    “It was a blast to see the little kids scrambling for candy and granola bars being tossed out by the paraders.”

    Just the white ones though, right? The others must have been adopted?

    http://portland.metblogs.com/archives/2007/07/adopted_childre.phtml


  2. Kai (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 8:55 am

    Okay now you’re just being ridiculous.


  3. Adopted by bumble bees (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    I was there. It was cool. I especially liked the bitter Asian adoptees who don’t know how to drop things.


  4. Rin (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    Involvement is what we are looking for.
    With the amazing, creative, insightful community we live in the parade is such a great way to let your SELF shine. Please consider getting involved for 2008 and give yourself some lead time to get your float, costume, entry ready early. June!
    I organized the staging area this year (and it was great!) but I had hoped for more folks to make wild and fun entries. Looking to get a parade group together and enhance the experience for all. Look at http://www.divisionclinton.com and contact us for your ideas and vision.
    Thanks.
    Rin



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