OPERATION DOO DAHMINATION: The Fifth Annual DOO DAH Invasion, was an amazing success! We had people from as far as Buena Park to the south and California City to the north! We all got there a couple of hours early for the traditional Denny’s breakfast. As I was walking into the Denny’s, parade organizer Tom Coston came up to shake my hand and said, “our favorite group is here! You guys really get what we’re all about.”
We found ourselves a place near the back of the parade, but just before the parade was about to step off, Tom and fellow parade organizer Patricia Hurley came and found us and led us to the front of the parade, where we were one of the first to march off (after the “Hello from Doo Dah” guy, Doo Dah parade house band “Snotty Scotty & the Hankies” and the furries group).
My bubble gun ran out of bubble juice just before we stepped off; fortunately, Fester Claus (the Doo Dah parade’s own Uncle Fester, in a Santa suit this year) filled me up from his stash.
The crowd loved us: Nurse Chizel was ever-popular with the giant megaphone, catching tortillas tossed from the crowd, and of course everyone wanted photos of The Sky Marshal and his rack of medals. Interacting and playing with the audience is part of the fun, and of course we handed out BOXLOADS of propaganda! We had so much fun, we went around the parade route a second time! A great time was had by all, and we’re looking forward to Year Six next year!
*salutes* and thank you to everyone who went to Doo Dah this year and for showing such wonderful Toy Soldier Spirit! :D