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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.)


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    Click on images below to enlarge:
    A very detailed roof and embossing job.
    Such fun figures.
    Eh.  Another muraled car.
    Such complex mechanical indentations and protrusions.  I wonder how they
did that.
    A very detailed roof and embossing job.
    Such fun figures.
    Eh. Another muraled car.
    Such complex mechanical indentations and protrusions. I wonder how they did that.
    And another muraled car.
    Stilt-walker with camera.
    Is that safe?  Come`on. ;)
    Ah, a true blast from the 60s.
    And another muraled car.
    Stilt-walker with camera.
    Is that safe? Come`on. ;)
    Ah, a true blast from the 60s.
    There is something classic about a red wagon.  I don't know what...
    The zebra car.  Gotta love the head and the hood ornament.
    Very modern art.
    I'm not quite sure what it all is, but it sure is elaborate!
    There is something classic about a red wagon. I don't know what...
    The zebra car. Gotta love the head and the hood ornament.
    Very modern art.
    I'm not quite sure what it all is, but it sure is elaborate!
    Many, many, many tiles.
    The beach?
    The pen car.  (See better picture later.)
    Feels very dark, even accounting for the red roses.
    Many, many, many tiles.
    The beach?
    The pen car. (See better picture later.)
    Feels very dark, even accounting for the red roses.
    Can you identify the movie this color pattern for a vehicle came from?
The answer will be revealed on a later photograph of the car.
    It's a beetle beetle.
    Very reflective.  Sparkles in the sun.
    Surfing down University Avenue.
    Can you identify the movie this color pattern for a vehicle came from?
    The answer will be revealed on a later photograph of the car.
    It's a beetle beetle.
    Very reflective. Sparkles in the sun.
    Surfing down University Avenue.
    Love life in all its color!
    I'm not commenting.  You figure this one out for yourself.
    Another view of the figure-it-out-yourself car.
    If it's a sea theme, what is the skull doing there?
    Love life in all its color!
    I'm not commenting. You figure this one out for yourself.
    Another view of the figure-it-out-yourself car.
    If it's a sea theme, what is the skull doing there?
    More detail of the top of the sea-themed car.
    A much less elaborate sea-themed vehicle.
    Activists.  (Bob Avakian is chair of the Revolutionary Communist Party.)
    The hell car.
    More detail of the top of the sea-themed car.
    A much less elaborate sea-themed vehicle.
    Activists. (Bob Avakian is chair of the Revolutionary Communist Party.)
    The hell car.
    A very old vehicle.
    Something funky.  Not sure what it is...
    Another colorful vehicle.
    A jester.
    A very old vehicle.
    Something funky. Not sure what it is...
    Another colorful vehicle.
    A jester.
    The "Cyberbuss"
    Yet another vehicle with an insane amount of detail.
    A dragon-wagon?
    Rain forest truck?
    The "Cyberbuss"
    Yet another vehicle with an insane amount of detail.
    A dragon-wagon?
    Rain forest truck?
    Interesting message on the side.
    Great!
The Mondrian car.
    A rain forest theme again?  Or something else?
    Polka dots!
    Interesting message on the side.
    Great!
    The Mondrian car.
    A rain forest theme again? Or something else?
    Polka dots!