Friday, June 25, 2004

Out Of The Depths ...

Saturday is the annual Mermaid Parade in fabulous Coney Island. As opposed to Memorial Day -- the fake kick-off of summer -- The Mermaid Parade is actually the official summer kick-off. Just because you go running off to your house in the Hamptons or the Jersey Shore doesn't mean it's summer. Memorial Day is in spring. This weekend -- Mermaid Parade weekend -- is the first weekend of summer and don't you forget it!

According to the Coney Island USA web site, "The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression." Well that may be important, but it also celebrates hot dogs, The Cyclone, freaks, beer and scantily clad "mermaids" ... isn't that the real definition of summer and the most important part of the day?!

As if all this isn't enough, it looks like Moby (of Moby fame) is King Neptune and Theo (of Lunachicks fame) is Queen Mermaid!

See you there. Yes!

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