Frank Moore For President 2008

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Perspectives on the Parade

From: Richard Kerbavaz
To: Frank Moore
Subject: Perspectives on the Parade


I finally have a few minutes to sit down and reflect on the whole How Berkeley Can You Be Parade experience. Just looking at the pictures again makes me smile. Thanks again for inviting me to join you all for the day.

When I arrived at your house, Erika was already at work on decorating the cars, Corey and Alexi working on the booth. Pretty energetic for an early morning. Carl came over and helped as we covered the van and car with stars, campaign posters and peace flags. On the drive across town to the parade staging area, the van was a vision of twirling stars and one or two of the knots failed, but the super-strength magnets holding the posters on never budged.

The final prep work took place in the street with all the other parade participants. We tied balloons to both vehicles and to Frank's chair, as the group of mediators in front practiced their skit, and costumed skaters warmed up on the street. Once the parade started moving, it was hard to tell who was having more fun, the participants or the crowds. The streets were lined by a classic Berkeley crowd, many in their finest tie-dye. I was driving the lead van, with the boom-box on the roof looping campaign slogans. It was fun to see the reactions. Some people were asking "who is Frank Moore?" while others cheered and knew Frank, Linda, Mikee and Erika from BTV. The parade moved slowly enough for Frank to press the flesh with an adoring crowd. I kept watch in the mirrors so our little caravan stayed together until we reached the Park and the next phase of the day.

We parked with the Art Cars and moved the balloons and signs to the booth. The music and the food booths and the crowds were great. The collection of Art Cars was mind boggling. After a while wandering and eating I had to get back to work. But I left smiling, reminded again why I love living and working here, surrounded by incredible people.

Rich Kerbavaz

From: Frank Moore
To: Richard Kerbavaz
Subject: Re: Perspectives on the Parade

yep, it was an amazing day! now for the campaign cruise!

In Freedom,
Frank Moore


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