Saturday, June 21, 2008

Amusement, Like the Park

Julia is wondering what exactly the Mermaid Parade is about since she feels the accounts of young girls' birthday parties and her images of half naked women are conflicting. Let's call it something typical New York, there's something for everyone. I've never been so I can't speak exactly but my understanding is that it's a place where there are half naked folks and fully dressed folks and those folks are of all ages. Here is what happens when you search Flickr for "Mermaid Parade"* and here is the FAQ from the group that runs the parade and here is what BaldSug found on Flickr* and I'll give you a first hand account when I get back. I've decided that, with all I have to carry I'll just wear the skirt to the parade. My neighbors are starting to think I fit in around here, got to nip that in the bud.

*I urge you strongly to check all those photos out, there's some fabulous stuff in there and I hope to have more to add to it after today.


  1. Anonymous11:15 AM

    Why do the best looking chicks have the most clothes on ? Go for it !
    Let it all hang out!

  2. Anonymous1:40 PM

    It looks like so much fun! I've never heard of it before and I can't wait to see your pictures. I looked at the ones on Flickr and I can guarantee that some of those people would be arrested if they paraded down the street in my city!

  3. Julia, in the city of NY it is not unlawful for a person of any gender to go topless. Won't stop them from, say, arresting you for disturbing the peace but for things like the parade it's useful.Pretty nice, huh?