WTF FILES?!?///ART FREAKS///THE 2008 CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE…

July 8, 2008  |  Art Freaks, Art Stunts, NYC, WTF???

coneymerm20.jpg
Unfortunately, no, this is not a new Butthole Surfers video...

When someone says the words "Mermaid Parade" one can't help but imagine a street full of hot, young, half-naked women in forgivably bad costumes. Unfortunately, such was not really the case at the costumed perp walk that was last month's 2008 CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE which instead looked like the movie version of a Vice "Don't" column. Featuring a staggering array of art-damaged revelers in various states of creative undress, the annual event once again proved to be one of the best people watching processions of all time. Technically the country's largest art parade, the parade is actually an homage to Coney Island's long forgotten Mardi Gras that was staged religiously from 1903 to 1954 and invites a stunning array of like-minded exhibitionists to converge on the boardwalk to display their pound(s) of painted flesh. Pour yourself a drink, smear some Vaseline on your computer screen and HAVE A LOOK:

coneymerm38.jpg
Unfortunately, for every one of these...

coneymerm9.jpg
There's 20 of these.

coneymerm8.jpg
Who hasn't had this experience at least once?...

coneymerm36.jpg
Remember, your dad left your mom to have fun...

coneymerm27.jpg
CHUD Marilyn...

coneymerm32.jpg
Green penis man gets ready for his 4 o'clock with black Aquaman...

coneymerm34.jpg
We miss the old Coney Island...

coneymerm33.jpg
Cougar candy...

coneymerm28.jpg
Vulgar display of power...

coneymerm13.jpg
Deep sea body condom...

coneymerm6.jpg
Toilet-paper tube man has his hands full at home...

coneymerm19.jpg
Perry Farrell has not aged well...

coneymerm11.jpg
José, our UPS guy wilds out...

coneymerm40.jpg
The parasol thing...

coneymerm10.jpg
...was big....

coneymerm5.jpg
...this year. Too bad this one's not bigger.

coneymerm39.jpg
Optimus Squid loses the plot...

coneymerm14.jpg
Homer's "Little Mermaid" fantasy come to life...

coneymerm29.jpg
The real Aquaman...

coneymerm16.jpg
God giveth...

coneymerm3.jpg
...and taketh away.

coneymerm30.jpg
Starting em off young...

coneymerm4.jpg
Bicycle Film Festival missionaries...

coneymerm18.jpg
1925 is starting to look good again...

coneymerm31.jpg
Kanye glasses rule...

coneymerm22.jpg
Sidewalk glamour...

coneymerm7.jpg
The man of the hour. Someon get this guy a Segway...

Share via emailShare on TumblrSubmit to reddit


Comments are closed.