It’s official! Selected as the GRAND MARSHAL of the 37th annual King Mango Strut Parade this Sunday a Lake Worth performance artist. Yours truly will be Hurricane IRMA
A parody satire of all that was crazy this past year. What to expect, So some groups wait to the last minute, never know what hits the headlines the day before the parade. This year on the line up see Covefefe a dance to the Macarena, Opiod Czar -Kelly Ann Conway, Omarosa with her meager belongings leaving the White House. ITS GOING TO BE HUGE, ITS GOING TO BE GREAT, ITS GOING TO BE ORANGE. Can’t make it down there there is always a live stream video at http://www.artsandculturetv.com.
There has always been a symbiotic thing going on between Lake Worthians and those friends south of us. The Running of the Bullshitters has been a group participating yearly, Along with MENSA, Parrot Heads of Miami, Barnacle State Historic Park friends
. Seen above Tammy Pansa and Bob Lepa, TJ Delaney seen below and Cohorts (feel free to add your name if your one of them ) Only Last year we had a large group spoofing ISIS Mel and Vinnie carpooled and met up with Pedro Gabriel and Marshal Pass.Video of that parade 23 min compilation here Year before the Dead Heads in honor of Fred Hunt who was carried for the last time through the parade (as he was one of the original MARCHING FREDS) right behind, his widow in long black gown carrying his remains, behind her was the 2nd Line New Orleans Band playing a dirge.
Each year LW contingency has grown larger and larger. Some history “A funny thing happened on the way to the Orange Bowl Parade. Well, f or one thing, they wanted a lot of money just to get in. Then there was a limit to how many units could be in the parade and a design committee to approve your design.” LOL
“Bill and Glenn wanted to enter as the Merry Mango Marching Band, wearing conch shells on their heads, playing kazoos and banging on garbage cans. The committee rejected them!” “Who needs King Orange – we’ve got King Mango!,” Glenn said.” (See any similarity to the Lake Worth Kitchen Band ).
The last year of the defunct King Orange Parade, the committee marched for the last time in the King Mango Strut Parade in their official orange Jackets. Here is a behind the scene from the Windisch-Hunt Fine Art Gallery staging area, for One Ear Society the morning of. Your sure to recognize some of the players of 2009 . Barbie turned 50 and 50 Barbie dolls were in that pink dress by Regina McFall costume shop technician at the University of Miami’s Ring Theater a regular strutter. One Ear Society strutted for 17 years bring joy to the kids lining the parade route via great costuming. Kids might not get the political satire but they always enjoy the fancy costuming by the OES art group.
from my photo album