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Pictures from the 26th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Taken on June 21, 2008. The weather was perfect. The turnout was heavy. Also see prior parades.

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1 1:40 PM  I started off taking pictures in the Marcher's Staging Area on W 1:40 PM  I started off taking pictures in the Marcher’s Staging Area on W. 10th St. 2 1:42 PM 1:42 PM
3 1:42 PM 1:42 PM 4 1:42 PM 1:42 PM
5 1:42 PM 1:42 PM 6 1:42 PM 1:42 PM
7 1:43 PM 1:43 PM 8 1:44 PM 1:44 PM
9 1:44 PM 1:44 PM 10 1:46 PM 1:46 PM
11 1:46 PM  Larry The Lighthouse 1:46 PM  Larry The Lighthouse. 12 1:48 PM 1:48 PM
13 1:48 PM 1:48 PM 14 1:49 PM 1:49 PM
15 1:50 PM 1:50 PM 16 1:51 PM 1:51 PM
17 1:51 PM  He has cords to pull that flap the wings 1:51 PM  He has cords to pull that flap the wings. 18 1:52 PM  Dr 1:52 PM  Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
19 1:53 PM 1:53 PM 20 1:53 PM 1:53 PM
21 1:54 PM 1:54 PM 22 1:55 PM 1:55 PM
23 1:55 PM 1:55 PM 24 2:05 PM  As the parade was starting I walked down along the route 2:05 PM  As the parade was starting I walked down along the route. Here I came upon the cars waiting to start. Evans Georgopolous’s 1931 Ford Model A Super Deluxe Roadster won Oldest Car.
25 2:05 PM 2:05 PM 26 2:05 PM  A 1975 Sterling GT 2:05 PM  A 1975 Sterling GT. It won best convertible (!?) in the show. Here is a article in the NY Times on this kit car and its owner: Raising the Roof and His Profile. In Australia this was called the Purvis Eureka.
27 2:07 PM  I'm walking along the route 2:07 PM  I’m walking along the route. Here’s Astroland’s float 28 2:08 PM  Marty Markowitz 2:08 PM  Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn’s Number One cheerleader. I called out to him (he knows me) and yes he’s waving to me.
29 2:08 PM 2:08 PM 30 2:09 PM  The Brooklyn Beermaids 2:09 PM  The Brooklyn Beermaids.
31 2:10 PM  I've reached to where the parade starts 2:10 PM  I’ve reached to where the parade starts. Here’s the Segway Pirate. He won third for Motorized Float. 32 2:11 PM 2:11 PM
33 2:12 PM 2:12 PM 34 2:12 PM 2:12 PM
35 2:12 PM 2:12 PM 36 2:12 PM 2:12 PM
37 2:14 PM  Hiway to Hell won third in Music Group 2:14 PM  Hiway to Hell won third in Music Group. 38 2:14 PM  Hiway to Hell won third in Music Group 2:14 PM  Hiway to Hell won third in Music Group.
39 2:14 PM 2:14 PM 40 2:15 PM  The Mystical Children 2:15 PM  The Mystical Children.
41 2:17 PM  The Mystical Children 2:17 PM  The Mystical Children. 42 2:19 PM 2:19 PM
43 2:23 PM  That's Gleny up on top on of his shortbus 2:23 PM  That’s Gleny up on top on of his shortbus. He won second in Motorized Float. 44 2:24 PM  That's Dick Zigun 2:24 PM  That’s Dick Zigun. He owns the Coney Island Side Show and is the "mayor" of Coney Island.
45 2:25 PM  It looks like this fellow was born 1957-1961 2:25 PM  It looks like this fellow was born 1957-1961. See Thalidomide. 46 2:26 PM 2:26 PM
47 2:28 PM  This fellow makes all the parades 2:28 PM  This fellow makes all the parades. 48 2:38 PM  There's Gleny again 2:38 PM  There’s Gleny again. Things are a little congested here at the start. This won second in Motorized Float.
49 2:39 PM 2:39 PM 50 2:40 PM  Wheel of Fortuna 2:40 PM  Wheel of Fortuna.
51 2:40 PM 2:40 PM 52 2:41 PM 2:41 PM
53 2:41 PM  This sign goes with the next picture 2:41 PM  This sign goes with the next picture. 54 2:41 PM 2:41 PM
55 2:46 PM 2:46 PM 56 2:46 PM 2:46 PM
57 2:46 PM 2:46 PM 58 2:47 PM 2:47 PM
59 2:48 PM  A sword swallower 2:48 PM  A sword swallower, with the sword fully inserted. From the Coney Island Sideshow? 60 2:48 PM  No 2:48 PM  No, this wasn’t the sword!
61 2:49 PM 2:49 PM 62 2:49 PM  Rockaway Artists Alliance won first in Music Group 2:49 PM  Rockaway Artists Alliance won first in Music Group.
63 2:51 PM 2:51 PM 64 2:51 PM  The Coney Island Polar Bear Club 2:51 PM  The Coney Island Polar Bear Club.
65 2:52 PM 2:52 PM 66 2:52 PM 2:52 PM
67 2:52 PM 2:52 PM 68 2:52 PM  The woman in red right behind the main subject is Jo Boobs 2:52 PM  The woman in red right behind the main subject is Jo Boobs. The pink-haired girl, and the girls in green and blue are part of Jo’s group.
69 2:52 PM  The Asian girl in orange is Pookie Patootie 2:52 PM  The Asian girl in orange is Pookie Patootie. 70 2:52 PM  The girl in black is Bambi 2:52 PM  The girl in black is Bambi.
71 2:52 PM 2:52 PM 72 2:52 PM 2:52 PM
73 2:53 PM  Pink Inc 2:53 PM  Pink Inc. creates tension fabric structures. Also see next picture. 74 2:53 PM  Pink Inc 2:53 PM  Pink Inc. creates tension fabric structures.
75 2:54 PM 2:54 PM 76 2:54 PM 2:54 PM
77 2:55 PM 2:55 PM 78 2:55 PM 2:55 PM
79 2:55 PM  Little Mermaid from the Meteorologist Mermaids won Best Little Mermaid 2:55 PM  Little Mermaid from the Meteorologist Mermaids won Best Little Mermaid. 80 2:55 PM 2:55 PM
81 2:55 PM 2:55 PM 82 2:56 PM 2:56 PM
83 2:56 PM 2:56 PM 84 2:56 PM 2:56 PM
85 2:57 PM 2:57 PM 86 2:57 PM 2:57 PM
87 2:58 PM 2:58 PM 88 2:58 PM 2:58 PM
89 2:58 PM 2:58 PM 90 2:58 PM 2:58 PM
91 2:59 PM  Debbie D won third in Push Pull Float 2:59 PM  Debbie D won third in Push Pull Float. 92 2:59 PM  Debbie D won third in Push Pull Float 2:59 PM  Debbie D won third in Push Pull Float.
93 2:59 PM 2:59 PM 94 2:59 PM 2:59 PM
95 2:59 PM 2:59 PM 96 2:59 PM 2:59 PM
97 3:00 PM 3:00 PM 98 3:00 PM  Carmen MER-anda and the Samba Sharks 3:00 PM  Carmen MER-anda and the Samba Sharks.
99 3:00 PM 3:00 PM 100 3:01 PM  The King and Queen are about to arrive 3:01 PM  The King and Queen are about to arrive.
101 3:01 PM  And here's King Rev 3:01 PM  And here’s King Rev. Billy and Queen Savitri D, director of the Church of Stop Shopping. See the Wikipedia article on them. 102 3:01 PM 3:01 PM
103 3:02 PM  The king and queen's push cart fell over when coming down the curb cut 3:02 PM  The king and queen’s push cart fell over when coming down the curb cut. I was a little slow. It happened right in front of me. Had I been quicker I could have had a clear shot of them on their backs. 104 3:02 PM 3:02 PM
105 3:02 PM 3:02 PM 106 3:02 PM 3:02 PM
107 3:03 PM 3:03 PM 108 3:03 PM 3:03 PM
109 3:03 PM 3:03 PM 110 3:03 PM  Rapid T 3:03 PM  Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends.
111 3:03 PM 3:03 PM 112 3:04 PM 3:04 PM
113 3:04 PM 3:04 PM 114 3:04 PM  Suzanne Muldowney 3:04 PM  Suzanne Muldowney, better known as Underdog Lady. Now marching as Shelley.
115 3:05 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band 3:05 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band. 116 3:05 PM 3:05 PM
117 3:05 PM 3:05 PM 118 3:05 PM  Mermaid Bait 3:05 PM  Mermaid Bait
119 3:05 PM 3:05 PM 120 3:05 PM  Sexcamaids 3:05 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World.
121 3:06 PM  Sexcamaids 3:06 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. 122 3:06 PM 3:06 PM
123 3:07 PM 3:07 PM 124 3:07 PM 3:07 PM
125 3:07 PM  Beauty School Of Fish 3:07 PM  Beauty School Of Fish 126 3:07 PM 3:07 PM
127 3:08 PM 3:08 PM 128 3:08 PM  Tiki Hut 3:08 PM  Tiki Hut.
129 3:08 PM 3:08 PM 130 3:08 PM  Popcorn Shrimp 3:08 PM  Popcorn Shrimp.
131 3:08 PM 3:08 PM 132 3:08 PM 3:08 PM
133 3:08 PM  Barnum And Bail'em Greatest Show Under The Sea 3:08 PM  Barnum And Bail’em Greatest Show Under The Sea. 134 3:08 PM  Barnum And Bail'em Greatest Show Under The Sea 3:08 PM  Barnum And Bail’em Greatest Show Under The Sea.
135 3:08 PM 3:08 PM 136 3:09 PM  The Rude Mechanical Orchestra 3:09 PM  The Rude Mechanical Orchestra.
137 3:09 PM  A lovely Cyclone hat 3:09 PM  A lovely Cyclone hat. 138 3:09 PM 3:09 PM
139 3:11 PM 3:11 PM 140 3:11 PM 3:11 PM
141 3:11 PM 3:11 PM 142 3:11 PM 3:11 PM
143 3:11 PM 3:11 PM 144 3:11 PM 3:11 PM
145 3:12 PM 3:12 PM 146 3:12 PM 3:12 PM
147 3:12 PM 3:12 PM 148 3:12 PM  Red Sea 3:12 PM  Red Sea.
149 3:12 PM 3:12 PM 150 3:12 PM 3:12 PM
151 3:12 PM 3:12 PM 152 3:13 PM 3:13 PM
153 3:13 PM 3:13 PM 154 3:13 PM 3:13 PM
155 3:13 PM 3:13 PM 156 3:14 PM 3:14 PM
157 3:14 PM 3:14 PM 158 3:14 PM  Defenders of the Galax-Sea 3:14 PM  Defenders of the Galax-Sea.
159 3:14 PM 3:14 PM 160 3:15 PM 3:15 PM
161 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 162 3:15 PM 3:15 PM
163 3:15 PM 3:15 PM 164 3:15 PM 3:15 PM
165 3:16 PM 3:16 PM 166 3:18 PM 3:18 PM
167 3:18 PM 3:18 PM 168 3:18 PM  I like this picture 3:18 PM  I like this picture.
169 3:19 PM 3:19 PM 170 3:21 PM 3:21 PM
171 3:21 PM 3:21 PM 172 3:22 PM 3:22 PM
173 3:22 PM 3:22 PM 174 3:22 PM 3:22 PM
175 3:22 PM 3:22 PM 176 3:22 PM  I Dream Of Dreamland! 3:22 PM  I Dream Of Dreamland!
177 3:23 PM 3:23 PM 178 3:27 PM  Marine Antoinettes won first in Marching Groups 3:27 PM  Marine Antoinettes won first in Marching Groups.
179 3:29 PM  Marine Antoinettes won first in Marching Groups 3:29 PM  Marine Antoinettes won first in Marching Groups. 180 3:29 PM 3:29 PM
181 3:29 PM 3:29 PM 182 3:29 PM 3:29 PM
183 3:30 PM 3:30 PM 184 3:32 PM  Hip Hop Hula 3:32 PM  Hip Hop Hula.
185 3:33 PM 3:33 PM 186 3:34 PM 3:34 PM
187 3:34 PM 3:34 PM 188 3:34 PM 3:34 PM
189 3:34 PM 3:34 PM 190 3:36 PM 3:36 PM
191 3:36 PM 3:36 PM 192 3:36 PM  Mermaids For Peace 3:36 PM  Mermaids For Peace.
193 3:37 PM  Mermaids For Peace 3:37 PM  Mermaids For Peace. 194 3:38 PM  Mermaids For Peace 3:38 PM  Mermaids For Peace.
195 3:39 PM  Couvade Parade 3:39 PM  Couvade Parade. 196 3:39 PM  Couvade Parade 3:39 PM  Couvade Parade.
197 3:39 PM  Couvade Parade 3:39 PM  Couvade Parade. 198 3:39 PM  A bit of work went into building this sea horse 3:39 PM  A bit of work went into building this sea horse. He squirts water on the crowd. This is the Couvade Parade. They won first in the Push Pull Float category.
199 3:39 PM  Couvade Parade 3:39 PM  Couvade Parade. 200 3:40 PM 3:40 PM
201 3:41 PM  The sign fell down 3:41 PM  The sign fell down. She’s putting it back up. 202 3:41 PM 3:41 PM
203 3:42 PM 3:42 PM 204 3:43 PM 3:43 PM
205 3:43 PM 3:43 PM 206 3:44 PM 3:44 PM
207 3:44 PM 3:44 PM 208 3:44 PM 3:44 PM
209 3:44 PM 3:44 PM 210 3:45 PM 3:45 PM
211 3:45 PM 3:45 PM 212 3:45 PM 3:45 PM
213 3:46 PM 3:46 PM 214 3:47 PM  There is no minimum age 3:47 PM  There is no minimum age.
215 3:48 PM 3:48 PM 216 3:48 PM 3:48 PM
217 3:49 PM 3:49 PM 218 3:50 PM 3:50 PM
219 3:51 PM 3:51 PM 220 3:52 PM 3:52 PM
221 3:52 PM  Leftmost 3:52 PM  Leftmost, in pink with polka dots, is The Luvely Rae; in black is Lady Lucerne. 222 3:55 PM 3:55 PM
223 3:57 PM 3:57 PM 224 3:57 PM 3:57 PM
225 3:57 PM  I got her looking at me 3:57 PM  I got her looking at me. 226 3:57 PM 3:57 PM
227 3:57 PM 3:57 PM 228 3:58 PM  Cracked Out Super Heros 3:58 PM  Cracked Out Super Heros.
229 3:58 PM 3:58 PM 230 3:58 PM  He was also in the prior year 3:58 PM  He was also in the prior year.
231 3:58 PM 3:58 PM 232 3:58 PM  The Black Smokers won third in Best Sea Creature 3:58 PM  The Black Smokers won third in Best Sea Creature. A project of IFAM. This is the end of the parade at the start.
233 4:04 PM  So I walk along the boardwalk to get to where the parade ends 4:04 PM  So I walk along the boardwalk to get to where the parade ends. 234 4:10 PM 4:10 PM
235 4:18 PM  I'm back to the parade 4:18 PM  I’m back to the parade, at its terminus. Mermaids For Peace. 236 4:19 PM 4:19 PM
237 4:19 PM 4:19 PM 238 4:21 PM  Couvade Parade's sea horse again 4:21 PM  Couvade Parade’s sea horse again. It had a large reservoir of water to squirt the whole way.
239 4:21 PM  Couvade Parade 4:21 PM  Couvade Parade. 240 4:22 PM  Couvade Parade 4:22 PM  Couvade Parade.
241 4:22 PM  Couvade Parade 4:22 PM  Couvade Parade. 242 4:23 PM  Tree Sweet Home 4:23 PM  Tree Sweet Home.
243 4:25 PM 4:25 PM 244 4:27 PM  The Segway Pirate again 4:27 PM  The Segway Pirate again, but with his coat now off.
245 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 246 4:31 PM 4:31 PM
247 4:36 PM 4:36 PM 248 4:37 PM 4:37 PM
249 4:37 PM 4:37 PM 250 4:38 PM 4:38 PM
251 4:38 PM 4:38 PM 252 4:38 PM 4:38 PM
253 4:39 PM  The bearded lady 4:39 PM  The bearded lady. 254 4:39 PM 4:39 PM
255 4:40 PM 4:40 PM 256 4:47 PM  They are announcing the prizes 4:47 PM  They are announcing the prizes.
257 4:57 PM  Some people are upside down in Astroland's Top Spin ride 4:57 PM  Some people are upside down in Astroland’s Top Spin ride. 258 5:03 PM 5:03 PM
259 5:04 PM  The march to the sea begins 5:04 PM  The march to the sea begins. There’s Rev. Billy. 260 5:04 PM  Dick Zigum is holding the key to Coney Island 5:04 PM  Dick Zigum is holding the key to Coney Island.
261 5:07 PM  The first season to cut the ribbon for is Autumn 5:07 PM  The first season to cut the ribbon for is Autumn. 262 5:08 PM  That's Rabbi Abraham Abraham of the Coney Island Ice Breakers at the right 5:08 PM  That’s Rabbi Abraham Abraham of the Coney Island Ice Breakers at the right.
263 5:08 PM 5:08 PM 264 5:09 PM  The Queen cuts Winter 5:09 PM  The Queen cuts Winter.
265 5:10 PM 5:10 PM 266 5:11 PM 5:11 PM
267 5:14 PM 5:14 PM 268 5:14 PM  We have an African chant before cutting Summer 5:14 PM  We have an African chant before cutting Summer.
269 5:16 PM 5:16 PM 270 5:18 PM  The fruit is offered to the sea 5:18 PM  The fruit is offered to the sea.

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