The MLK Day Parade that Wasn’t

I headed down to Westlake yesterday morning to cover the 3rd Annual MLK Day Parade for  Seattle Weekly’s people slideshow.  Most of the talent didn’t show so hundreds of people stood around to watch the three that did; the Zionettes (maroon jumpsuits), the Ballard Eagles Drill Team (hats & pom pom socks) and the Baby Dangeretts (white T’s and gray sweats).  At 11am a woman walked up and announced that she didn’t want to waste anyone’s time, including her own, and that the parade was canceled.  The whole thing was just odd because people still had to walk down to Seattle Center for the rest of the day’s activities.  Now they had to make the walk by themselves.

the woman in charge of it all:

and the men:

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