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Created by Jerri Allyn, Leslie Belt, and Chutney Gunderson. Performed
by 35 waitresses: Anne Gauldin, Anne Mavor, Anita Green, Cheryl Swannack, Jeanne Shanin, Maisha Green, Barbara Stopha, Arlene Raven, Anne Phillips, Rita Rodriquez, Diana Diplata, Annette Hunt, Maurine Renville, Elizabeth Irons, Laurel Klick, Vanalyne Green, Terry Bleecher, Linda Pruess, Cheri Gaulke, Sue Talbot, Nancy Angelo, Elizabeth Bouser, Lorine DiRicco, Leibe Grey, Julie James, Maria Karras, Sue Maberry, Rina Viezel, Lynne Warshafsky, and Christine Wong; The DooDah Parade, Pasadena, CA, December 1979.

A woman in a red sequined bathing suit twirls a baton, leaps in the air spread eagled, and catches the baton as she lands back on her feet, as a bandleader loudly blows a whistle. The two lead 33 other women along Colorado Boulevard, marching and singing to the accompaniment of a pot, pan, and kitchen utensil band. 

To the tune of “McNamara’s Band:”
Oh… We are the Marching Waitresses,
The finest in the land.
To our $1.65, we add whatever we can.
We bring your juice, your toast, your eggs,
Yours burgers, and your ham.
And all we ask is simple thanks
And a dollar in our hand!

In the DooDah Parade, The Waitresses rallied the Los Angeles women’s art community to join them in publicly displaying unity and voicing empathy for working women.  The DooDah is a Pasadena community-based parade still held a week prior to the Rose Bowl. The DooDah cost $20 to enter in ’79; the Rose Bowl cost $60,000.  The Waitresses entered the parade out of a strong sense of unity in numbers, and for sheer fun. “The All City Waitress Marching Band” received national coverage via television and print media, again accomplishing the goal of expanding the art world audience to include a broader public.
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