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There is a a tradition of sorts for Coney Island Mermaid Parade contestants to bribe the judges. I don’t quite grasp the details but it is apparently all out in the open, expected, honest, and is even discussed on the parade FAQ Page. This jurist appears to be open for business.

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One thing that struck me while shooting the marchers as they prepared, primped and waited in the staging area, was that everyone seemd so energetic and happy. Not that I was expecting an excess of dourness at a parade, but it was damn hot, and you might have expected folks to be standing, quietly and […]

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This Saturday I went to the 31st Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade on Surf Avenue. Actually I spent most of my time there in the staging area before the parade. Once the event started I spent about a half-hour getting some crowd shots and went home. It’s kind of a madhouse, but the staging area […]

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