Parade, Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade

Bishop Joey Led The Parade
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Bishop Joey, with a drum growing from his chest, led the parade from under the protection of the Transamerica Pyramid and toward the wilds of Columbus Avenue.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:12:27 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3511
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The Mood Featured Dancers
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The festive mood at the event featured not only a pipe smoking giant, but also two dancers who began to dance their way along the parade route.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:13:07 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3516
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Mouse Ears Outside Scientology
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Mouse ears on the head of this man awaited the chant that was about to come. Fortunately these were not Micky Mouse ears, otherwise a take-down notice would be filed. Instead he simply waited for the chant to begin outside the Scientology building.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:14:56 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3527
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Parade Crossed Jackson
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The parade began to widen as it passed Jackson street. Here it had already grown enough to occupy two lanes of out-bound traffic.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:20:07 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3547
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Parade Got Underway Again
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Following a brief chant and a period of rest, the parade continued up Columbus Avenue. Again led by an assemblage of drums.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:23:21 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3557
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Scandal Across From City Lights
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A man held up a "Got Scandal?" sign just as the parade crossed in front of the City Lights Book Store. A lower sign read:

Liberte
Egalite
Absurdite


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:23:44 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3559
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Odd Bird With Egg
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An oddly attired bird held up its egg as if to throw that egg in anger at someone ahead in the parade.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:23:46 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3560
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Antler Hat Blew Horn
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A man wearing an antler hat blew a horn just as the parade finally crossed Broadway.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:27:12 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3571
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Parade Left Broadway In The Dust
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The parade continued at a brisk rate and without pause up Columbus Avenue, at last leaving Broadway in the dust.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:28:12 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3580
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Fake Cigarette Tinsel Sparkles
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One participant wore winged cellophane glasses and smoked a fake cigarette, from the tip of which burned tinsel flames.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:30:37 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3607
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Required Police Traffic Control
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The parade was so wide and long this year that it occupied both out-bound lanes of Columbus Avenue. A motorcycle officer allowed the parade to march through red lights and prevented risk from cross traffic.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:31:06 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3607
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Lunch Crowd Watched Parade
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The lunch crowd seated at outside facilities of the restaurants along upper Columbus Avenue watched the parade pass, relaxed after a good meal. One clown from the parade sat to chat with the diners.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:33:20 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3613
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Weary Marchers Neared The End
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After almost a full twenty-one minutes of discontinuous marching, those in the parade were beginning to show signs of wearying. Notice how the violin player had placed his violin back into his tommy gun case.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:36:48 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3627
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Despite A Pipe
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Despite smoking a pipe along the entire route, the giant head appeared as fresh at the end as he did at the start.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:37:17 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3642
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Doggie Diner Heads Passed
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A woman wearing a slinky dress, carried a monkey alongside her man with his blue hair and matching vest. Unobserved to their left, the Doggie Diner heads finally made their move to pass.


Parade Of The 2012 Saint Stupids Day Parade   •  Sponsored by The First Church of the Last Laugh internal link   •  Out Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 7 April 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:39:01 Sunday 1 April 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_3670
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