FSM @ Fremont Summer Solstice Parade

Published June 23rd, 2008 by Bobby Henderson

The FSM, Himself, and an intrepid crew of pirates were spotted at this year’s Fremont Summer Solstice Parade in Seattle, Washington:



This amazing display was the work of the Seattle Atheists and Agnostics.

I am the gentlemen in the top photo in the red flannel shirt and crossbones bandanna. The Summer Solstice Parade is organized by Fremont Art Society. The object of the parade is to get art into the community. People all over Seattle converge on this parade and create floats, costumes, and works of art. Seattle Atheists is a non-profit organization which my wife and me are members of (www.seattleatheists.org) the organization wanted to be a part of this parade. We were going to do a theme on evolution, like the march of man. However it was decided that the Flying Spaghetti Monster would get a far better reaction. I can tell you the response was overwhelming. People literally ran out into the streets to pay homage to his Noodleyness and to get blessed by his noodley appendages. There were not any scoffers, just two people holding up signs telling the naked people in the parade to repent and turn to god. His Noodleyness had a few photos taken with naked women painted in chocolate syrup. I certainly wished at that moment that I was a flying spaghetti monster as well.

The people that got it really wanted to be a part of it and were yelling at the top of their lungs “WOOHOO! BLESS ME FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER! BLESS ME WITH YOUR NOODLEY APPENDAGES!” His Noodleyness complied with their wishes and as they bowed before the omnipotent meatball, he compassionately reached out one of his magnificent noodley appendages and bestowed a blessing upon their head. After the blessing was conducted I sprinkled dried noodles over upon their heads.

I wish I had been there to see it.

Here are a bunch of pictures on flickr:

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37 Responses to “FSM @ Fremont Summer Solstice Parade”

  1. Zorbathedwarfsmasher says:

    I wouldn’t mind being pillaged by a couple of those pirate babes… Arrrr…

  2. ScurvyFettucini says:

    Damn, I’m a resident Seattle atheist as well. Where can I get in touch with SA? I was out of town *CRIES*

  3. want to convert says:

    Before this year’s Fremont Solstice parade I knew NOTHING of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. A friend had to explain it all to me after the parade. Now I am perusing websites to learn more about this faith. To join do I need to get baptized in a tub of marinara sauce?

  4. Benji says:

    A moment of glory.

  5. sloggerette says:

    They brought our beloved FSM to the Seattle Pride Parade too where he showed his love and acceptance by blessing anyone, gay, straight, etc, who wished. The parade was boring, but when FSM arrived, the crowd perked up and some people started shrieking with gleee. And I must admit, he was the only reason I stuck around, since I missed him in Fremont.

  6. pastafarian girl says:

    Love it!! Macys needs one next dont you think….

    Tons of kudos to those involved!

  7. Godlessrant says:

    ScurvyFettucini, i am the guy in the green camo hat, blessing people to the right of the float!

    you can reach the seattle atheists here:




  8. Arrrgle Bargle says:

    As the bald and half blind one (believe me, walking for two hours with an eye patch can be disorienting when you have two good eyes), I must say, that was a kick to do. Note to self, get boots next time, sneakers didn’t look so good. Not bad for 1 week of preparation on the FSM!

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