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Wow! Your website is a wonderful blog with photos, references, and personal fieldwork on processions. Makes me realize I need to do more research of personal blogs. I guess we write these blogs hoping others will read them, but who knows if our search engine optimization efforts are making our parade/procession content visible enough.Thanks for finding this blog and linking me up to your research.
This is a great post and I have only just discovered this blog forum. My own research is on religious processions in the UK (at moment on a very specific one to Manchester and surrounding areas. I have just sorted out my blog! www.paradesandprocessions.co.uk Great to see other people are as obsessed with parades as I am!
Are you a movie director, writer, or someone who thought, “you know, this show would be better with a parade scene”? No. Maybe you’re a person who believes parades are boring? Oh, the horror. Either way, I have a list of humorous parade parodies from movies, television commercials, sketch comedies, and live streaming broadcasts that are sure to make you reconsider what you think about a parade.
In October, I searched the Internet for parade and parade-like events related to Halloween, Zombie Walks/Crawls, and Day of the Dead. The number of events worldwide was astounding, from rural to suburban and urban settings, the visual and text documentation of these events and the people who attended them was extensive.
The annual West Hollywood (WEHO) Halloween Carnival scene happens along Santa Monica Boulevard on the night of October 31st. People parade in costumes along the street route, often posing or performing for others. It's a free, informal event that draws a walking crowd of participants and bystanders.
The image shows participants posing as dead celebrities, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis.
Photograph by Tiff Graham