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Eccentrics, their fans flock to city known for other parade

  • A news reporter sits on the back of a vehicle outfitted as a hamster as she reports on the 39th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif. Known for it's inventive, zany parade of art cars and floats, the parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 and gained national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    A news reporter sits on the back of a vehicle outfitted as a hamster as she reports on the 39th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif. Known for it's inventive, zany parade of art cars and floats, the parade began as a grassroots event in 1978 and gained national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)  (The Associated Press)

  • A roller skater carrying an effigy of President elect Donald Trump draped in an American flag rides down the street prior to participating in the 39th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    A roller skater carrying an effigy of President elect Donald Trump draped in an American flag rides down the street prior to participating in the 39th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)  (The Associated Press)

  • The Pasadena Chair Force marches in formation along East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, Calif. during the 39th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    The Pasadena Chair Force marches in formation along East Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena, Calif. during the 39th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)  (The Associated Press)

Political satire mixed with the absurd in Pasadena on Sunday, as eccentrics and their fans gathered for the annual Doo Dah Parade.

Participants romped through a rare Southern California rain, some dressed as aliens or other creatures, and one carrying an effigy of President-elect Donald Trump on his back.

The event is little like Pasadena's more famous Rose Parade, though Doo Dah, in this its 39th year, attracted hundreds of spectators despite the weather.