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Sep 25th 2005 - How Berkeley Can You Be? Parade

I attended the How Berkeley Can You Be parade and festival on September 25th 2005. These pictures, covering 90%+ of all the floats/people/etc in the in the parade, do a fairly good job of telling the story. The whole parade was quite extravagant!

Press coverage:

  • Contra Costa Times (BugMeNot) (This is a neat article, especially regarding Lord Fishmurai and The Crucible.)
  • San Jose Mercury News (BugMeNot)

    Slideshow mode recommended. (It's hard to tell what's in the pictures from the index page itself.)


    Page 2 of 4.
    Click on images below to enlarge:
    Berkeley Community Orchard truck.
    Electric carts.
    Sweet.  The "It Takes Guts" club.
    Klingons
    Berkeley Community Orchard truck.
    Electric carts.
    Sweet. The "It Takes Guts" club.
    Klingons
    Stormtroopers
    The box of free stuff on the move.
    Naked people.
    More naked people.
    Stormtroopers
    The box of free stuff on the move.
    Naked people.
    More naked people.
    Naked older people.
    Protesting nuclear power.
    Anti-circumcision people.
    More anti-circumcision people.
    Naked older people.
    Protesting nuclear power.
    Anti-circumcision people.
    More anti-circumcision people.
    The "Ambulance."  You'll see what they mean by this in the next few photos...
    The "ambulance" has a stage with a band dressed as doctors.
    The "ambulance's" band plays to make people feel good. :)
    Hawaiian-themed truck?
    The "Ambulance." You'll see what they mean by this in the next few photos...
    The "ambulance" has a stage with a band dressed as doctors.
    The "ambulance's" band plays to make people feel good. :)
    Hawaiian-themed truck?
    The disabled, reminding the rest of us of their existence.
    Snake-charmers?  How do they see?
    Friends of the Berkeley public library.
    The disabled, reminding the rest of us of their existence.
    Snake-charmers? How do they see?
    Friends of the Berkeley public library.
    The Crucible's Fire Engine
    The first of many pictures of The Crucible's fire engine.
    See the Contra Costa Times article for issues with The Crucible's flame-thrower.
    The first of many pictures of The Crucible's fire engine.
    See the Contra Costa Times article for issues with The Crucible's flame-thrower.
    Back to the rest of the parade
    More random Berkleyians.
    The Berkeley Historical Society truck ...
    ... with its costumed actors.
    Ears with gears, a.k.a. another truck with a band.
    More random Berkleyians.
    The Berkeley Historical Society truck ...
    ... with its costumed actors.
    Ears with gears, a.k.a. another truck with a band.
    The band.
    More jugglers, sadly not in action.
    What a strange bicycle.  Or double-bicycle.  Or something.
    Another truck playing music, this one solar-powered.
    The band.
    More jugglers, sadly not in action.
    What a strange bicycle. Or double-bicycle. Or something.
    Another truck playing music, this one solar-powered.
    The beginning of the car parade.
    A friendly butterfly van.
    A colorful "bug" hehe
    Close-up of the bug.
    The beginning of the car parade.
    A friendly butterfly van.
    A colorful "bug" hehe
    Close-up of the bug.