Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The First Ozone Parade

Received an email from my dad this afternoon with a link to the following video. The first minute is "Ozone Burgers (To Go), an animated short by Chris Frayne (Designer of the iconic Washtenaw Dairy t-shirt and brother of Commander Cody). After that it's footage of the First Annual Ozone Homecoming Parade in Ann Arbor, MI, 1972. Holy shit. Behold the glory of the 1970s.

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  1. I have this long time debate with my friend Tom, wherein I (who was born in the 70s) argue that it was the best f'in decade ever (porn in theaters; need I say more?). I'm not sure if this video helps my argument or not.

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    1. I was so hoping you would see that comment, Tom :)

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  2. i designed, built, and drove a float in the '74 ozone parade. drove it into a truck, even. true story. i have a picture ... somewhere ....

    -- peter

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  3. Ha! Thanks to Damn Arbor for posting this. I was the young man walking/dancing the front of the "Spruce Goose" attempted airplane replica. As I recall, we built it the day and night before. Mitch Booth was my co-constructor. Both of us Art School/Residential College kids. Beautiful day. Thanks for the reminder of who we were.

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