The King Mango Strut is only two weeks away! We have so much to do, but it looks like we are going to have a great group of people helping out!
The vision: A float with a boat pulled by bikes. The cyclists are wearing t-shirts of positive causes, like Greenpeace and Critical Mass. The boat symbolizes America…in it are blow up dolls wearing Bush and Cheney masks. They will have bullseyes on them. One of us will be walking around with a cart full of shoes, to be thrown at Bush. The boat is going to have blue fabric surrounding it, making lovely waves. Trailing behind the boat will be negative stuff, like gas cans, money bags, a “banker anchor” and “broke brokers.” There will be some of us trailing behind, tugging at the boat, and acting like greedy capitalist crooks in suits. There will be a song leader with a bullhorn, singing our version of “Row Row Your Boat.” It will be something like this:
Rock, rock, rock the boat,
Renew the American dream
Merrily, Merrily, Merrily
Make the Republicans scream (or some other witty lyric…please help us think!!!)
We need your help! Please let us know if you want to help, or if you can be there! Please respond to me if you want to join in the ridiculous fun.
Roles – These are some of the things we’ll need people to do
-walk with the Emerge banner
-ride bikes to pull the float
-song leaders, to get the audience singing along
-bankers/brokers in suits, tugging at the boat, trailing behind, supporting Bush and Cheney, and being generally evil
-someone to hand out shoes for people to throw at Bush and Cheney, and collect the shoes after they have been thrown
Stuff We Need
-a trailer to put our canoe on
-shoes to throw
-an anchor (can be made out of cardbord)
-a fake missile (can be made out of foam)
Please Join Us!!!
Mr. Clucky to be Grand Marshall!
Two years ago, activist Mark Buckley found Mr. Clucky wounded in the bushes in Miami Beach. Feeling bad about leaving him at home, Mark brought him along to the King Mango Strut Parade that year. Ever since that day, Mr. Clucky has insisted on riding on the handlebars of Mark’s bike, and has gained celebrity and is a champion for animal rights. This year, the popular little rooster has been designated to be the Grand Marshall of the 27th Annual King Mango Strut Parade. Come out and crow for him as he leads this festive event!