Who doesn’t want a chance to be in the OB Holiday Parade!
We contacted Patricia Hume, who was mentioned in the comments of the OB Holiday post we put up last night, and received an enthusiastic reply from her when we asked if we could help promote her idea of having an “Occupy the North Pole” contingent in the parade this year.
This opportunity is open to anyone, particularly Occupy people, just remember to stay in the theme of the Holiday Parade and in the realm of the North Pole.
Decorate wagons, scooters… Snowmen, Christmas trees, Christmas Fairies, Smurfs, Reindeer unions, Mrs. Claus, any part of the 99% are welcome. NO Santas however, that is a rule of the parade, they have their own Santa (and one is enough). Patricia said she will try and make some ears to pin on those who need them. She also said the 99 cent store in Clairemont has elf aprons, hats and Christmas socks for an easy fix. Bring extra costumes, signs, and bells if possible. There will be a car nearby to lock up things during the parade.
Flashlights, lanterns , glowsticks (and using broken glowstick ink to illuminate signs) for lighting. If anyone has creative ideas that would be great. Patricia plans on making a big “Occupy North Pole” sign to start off the parade. Drums, bells, kazoos would add to the celebration. It’s a parody, but it does keep the OCCUPY spirit alive.
Here’s some sign ideas….
- Currency NOT Candy Canes
- NO SECRET LISTS
- Share the cookies
- Elves are not Slaves
Got other ideas for signs? Post them in the comments section. There are a lot of creative people out there that could come up with some chants too!
Meet no later than 4pm on Saturday, December 3, at the corner of Santa Monica and Sunset Cliffs Blvd. “Occupy the North Pole” will be in Section D.
As a courtesy, those who can… please donate a few dollars to the OB Parade. They hope to get a $50 donation per entry. If everyone can pitch in a buck or two we’ll have that covered easily!