Monday, March 25, 2002
This happened more than a week ago, but I just spotted it today. Clowns everywhere need to be free!
SANTA CRUZ — Years of latent frustration in the clown community broke through the surface Saturday afternoon as a tide of bulbous noses, tri-colored wigs and oversized pants swept down Pacific Avenue.
Some 80 normally jolly clowns, supported by the buzz of a dozen kazoos, sought to make their plight public and turn the fortunes of clowndom toward a brighter future.
"You are born a clown," said organizer Rico Thunder. "And for those brave enough to be out as clowns, the world can be a cold and unwelcome place."
"As long as one clown is oppressed, no man is free," Thunder continued.
You can read the entire story here.