The Mermaid Parade

  • 6/22/13
    Coney Island, Brooklyn
    35mm Film
  • Everyone comes to see the Mermaid Parade.
  • It's fun to get drunk and cheer on the paraders,
  • as long as you stay on the right side of the fence.
  • You can stand at the back of the crowd,
  • or try to push your way through.
  • Taking photos is a struggle,
  • unless you think ahead.
  • Kids have the best view from their parents' shoulders,
  • so they have to take the pictures.
  • If you make it to the front, you hold your place as long as possible,
  • because the parade is full of excitement.
  • Leaving early is close to impossible,
     
  • but it doesn't stop people from trying.
  • The Mermaid Parade is a colorful place!