New York Shitty Day Ender: Live From The Phil Collins Day Parade!

All in all, it was a pretty impressive turn-out for this, the first ever (public, anyway) Phil Collins Day Parade. Moves Gallery even had a mask-making station on hand for merry-makers. And merry-makers, a marching band and giant head of Mr. Collins (as promised) there were! Without further ado, behold the Greenpoint glory yourself. Enjoy!

Here’s how the whole affair wound down in front of Shayz Lounge courtesy of diana gee.

I suspect I speak for many when I write that I sincerely hope we will see another such event next year. Nice job, folks!

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can read Aaron Short’s account of this event— which includes no less than 17 references to songs by Mr. Collins— by clicking here.


9 Comments on New York Shitty Day Ender: Live From The Phil Collins Day Parade!

  1. d on Tue, 15th Feb 2011 8:35 pm
  2. Did you walk down to Shayz with the parade? I very much enjoyed the marching band.

  3. missheather on Tue, 15th Feb 2011 9:23 pm
  4. Nah, I just stayed on Huron. I have had a very busy day and was not in the mood to linger out in the cold any longer than I absolutely HAD to!

  5. dog owner on Wed, 16th Feb 2011 8:53 am
  6. it was surprisingly delightful. i am a sucker for horns especially when leading off a parade.

  7. eagle_teater on Wed, 16th Feb 2011 9:30 am
  8. Can someone please explain to me what in the hell a Phil Collins Day Parade is? Is there actually a Phil Collins day in some country? When is Peter Gabriel day?

  9. missheather on Wed, 16th Feb 2011 11:18 am
  10. @eagle-teater: I had pondered the Gabriel angle myself. That said, methinks we need to endeavor to have a parade of a more local caliber. A Karl Fischer Day Parade? UNofficial Community Board 1 Day Parade? A Newtown Creek Waste Water Treatment Facility/Shit Tits Day Parade— with a Shit Tit Queen and King Sludge Tank?!? Thoughts???

  11. eagle_teater on Wed, 16th Feb 2011 12:07 pm
  12. Well, Mae West was born in Greenpoint. So how about a Mae West Shit Tits Appreciation Day Parade?

  13. missheather on Wed, 16th Feb 2011 1:41 pm
  14. I am afraid I am a Mae West as Greenpointer apostate: I think the evidence (which is scant) is more compelling that she lived in Bushwick. HOWEVER, Peter Kriss came from Greenpoint and I have it on good intelligence that the dude who played Wormser in “Revenge of the Nerds” lives here. Perhaps the latter could be “King Sludge Tank”?

  15. Lunchbreak Link-A-Thon Loves a Parade | ACT NOW on Wed, 16th Feb 2011 2:08 pm
  16. […] At around 7:30 last night, as I was trying to finish up some new designs for a client, I noticed the rumblings of an approaching commotion from the street below. As it approached, I could discern clearly the melody of the 1981 hit “In the Air Tonight” played with tasteful embellishment by a talented trumpeter. Running downstairs and out onto the sidewalk, coat-less and with untied shoelaces, I was greeted, of course, by the first-ever Phil Collins Day Parade as it wound its way down my street. Which is to say, some days, I don’t hate it here: […]

  17. a neighbor on Thu, 17th Feb 2011 8:51 pm
  18. That’s funny. This has made me realize that it is time to move, not wishing for another one. Sigh.

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