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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:
    At first I thought Rubik's cube, but then realized that couldn't be it.
    A very good mural-car.
    A shark-car?  (certainly sea-themed)
A better shark-car comes later.
    Huh?
    At first I thought Rubik's cube, but then realized that couldn't be it.
    A very good mural-car.
    A shark-car? (certainly sea-themed)
    A better shark-car comes later.
    Huh?
    Weird.
    Wow.
    Huh?
    Another car in the running for most-detailed.
    Weird.
    Wow.
    Huh?
    Another car in the running for most-detailed.
    A roach?
(certainly some sort of insect)
    The banana-mobile.
    A shark-"car" from the front.
    The shark-"car" from behind.
    A roach?
    (certainly some sort of insect)
    The banana-mobile.
    A shark-"car" from the front.
    The shark-"car" from behind.
    Very 80s.  Is it a transformer car?
    Yet another car in the running for most-detailed.
    "Von Tiki"
    Hmmmm?
    Very 80s. Is it a transformer car?
    Yet another car in the running for most-detailed.
    "Von Tiki"
    Hmmmm?
    The science RV from the front.
    The science RV from the back.  A more detailed panorama comes later.
    Could this be called the graffiti car?
    A bus that had people partying on top during some of the time after the parade.
    The science RV from the front.
    The science RV from the back. A more detailed panorama comes later.
    Could this be called the graffiti car?
    A bus that had people partying on top during some of the time after the parade.
    One way down from this party bus.
    Great!
I love this petition!  Apt commentary on Berkeley.
    There were many sights like this, with many funky cars parked side-by-side.
    Another photo of funky cars side-by-side.
    One way down from this party bus.
    Great!
    I love this petition! Apt commentary on Berkeley.
    There were many sights like this, with many funky cars parked side-by-side.
    Another photo of funky cars side-by-side.
    Yet another photo of adjacent funky cars.
    I didn't originally take a picture of this van as it drove by because it
looked boring/stupid.
However, seeing the picture taped to the side really helps explain it.
    Detail of one of those cars with a complex hood.
    The Mondrian car, again.
    Yet another photo of adjacent funky cars.
    I didn't originally take a picture of this van as it drove by because it looked boring/stupid.
    However, seeing the picture taped to the side really helps explain it.
    Detail of one of those cars with a complex hood.
    The Mondrian car, again.
    I would've been disappointed if I hadn't seen at least one person carrying
a sign like this.
    You know that car I asked you to recognize?
Now that you can see the back, I'm sure you can name it!
    The pen guy's car, up close.  Sooo many pens (and he needs many more).
    Pen guy asking for donations.
    I would've been disappointed if I hadn't seen at least one person carrying a sign like this.
    You know that car I asked you to recognize?
    Now that you can see the back, I'm sure you can name it!
    The pen guy's car, up close. Sooo many pens (and he needs many more).
    Pen guy asking for donations.
    Science RV detailed panorama.
(Admittedly, it's more physics (esp. astronomy) than science in general.)
    Science RV detailed panorama.
    (Admittedly, it's more physics (esp. astronomy) than science in general.)