‘tit Rex 2011

27 Feb

‘tit Rex is a parade of miniature, handmade floats that are pulled along by their makers. This year’s theme was “Too Little, Too Late.”

The Egg Yolk Jubilee Band marched with the parade.

This was one of my favorites: Revenge of the B.P. Mutant Ninja Shrimp.

This one was titled “Ya Can’t Fix Ugly.”

This was our pal Gina Phillips’ float! It had an Alice in Wonderland theme, with Alice looking down into the rabbit hole. I’m in love with the rabbit, with his long, serene face. Gina is a brilliant artist, and her website is here.

This was our pal Caesar Meadows’ float. I love the joke about the high lead levels found in our city’s soil recently. See how the kids’ eyes are all glowy? Caesar does comic strips for some local magazines, among other things, and has a website here.

After seeing the whole parade near the beginning, we went home for a bit and then came back out to Vaughn’s, the end spot. We got to Vaughn’s just before the parade arrived, and when they did, the Egg Yolk Jubilee Band did “When the Saints Go Marching In.” I did a little video, and though the acoustics are pretty bad, it was a fabulous moment.

If you are lucky when you go, you will get some tiny throws. Here is my booty:

Tiny bead necklace, tiny felt fortune cookie, tiny frog, tiny comic, pipe cleaner jack, and a couple of nuts painted up all zulu coconut-esque! Hooray!

I feel so lucky to live in a city where people do this kind of stuff. All the money and time and creativity that goes into it. So much love.

 

 

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