If a person can wiggle, dance, bang a drum or breathe fire, there is a good chance they will be found at the Dream Community’s annual Dream Parade, which descends on Taipei on Saturday
Date: Oct 14, 2015
By: Diane Baker / Staff Reporter
It is not often that Taiwanese grandmothers have the chance to outshine
teenagers and twenty-somethings, but the “gray mommies,” as Gordon Tsai (蔡聰明) calls them, have definitely become one of the highlights of the Dream Community’s (夢想社區) annual Dream Parade.
The stretch of Taipei from the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial to Katagalan Boulevard (凱達格蘭大道) and the Presidential Office Building is frequently filled with people taking part in political rallies, protests, marches or the annual Double Ten National Day parade/celebration, but for sheer madness and fun it is hard to beat the Dream Parade, whether one is a participant or an observer.
It is a little bit Mardi Gras, a little bit Brazilian carnival and a whole lot of Taiwanese ingenuity. [FULL STORY]