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A Special Knight

-Sir Angel Ocasio, Rose Festival 'Boss Clown'

There are moments in ones life when things happen that are just super cool. Being knighted by the Queen of Rosaria is one of those cool moments. And, sharing that moment with Brian Grant and Terry Porter of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Dana Jeffries of K103 Radio is where the super comes in.

   
It was an exciting moment for all of us!

On Friday, June 11, I was knighted at the Portland Royal Rosarian Annual Knighting Ceremony. This special event started back in 1920. The honor has been given to such notable people as John Phillips Sousa, Lawrence Welk, Jimmy Stewart and one of my all time favorite comedians, Red Skelton.


Prime Minister Sue Klobertanz chose me for this honor

As a performer, I welcome an audience of any size (actually, the larger the better). But, at this event I was more nervous than I have ever been in the 25-plus years I've been an entertainer. However, I did manage to make Queen Rachel, Prime Minister Sue Klobertanz and Prince Regent Denny Baker laugh by pretending that Queen Rachel had whacked me hard on my head with her scepter.


Didn't hurt a bit . . . really!

I was truly overwhelmed and deeply moved by the honor that was bestowed upon me. What a super cool moment.

Comments

( 20 comments — Leave a comment )
(Anonymous)
Jul. 29th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
congrats, Sir Angel!
rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 4th, 2010 06:43 am (UTC)
Welcome to the Rosaria
Sir Angel Ocasio, congratulations!
Kilong Ung
http://kilongung.com
rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Re: Welcome to the Rosaria
Thank you!

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 13th, 2010 01:14 am (UTC)
Sir Ocasio, sir!
Way to go, ya big clown! Red nosers everywhere are proud of the work you're doing. Hey, how come you're kneeling in that picture with Brian Grant and Terry Porter. Didn't Queen Rachel tell you it was OK to stand up?
Your buddy, Buster
rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: Sir Ocasio, sir!
Hey, Buster, thanks for your comments. It was quite the honor. BTW, I now know what a Munchkin feels like!

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 13th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
From one of your student clowns
Couldn't happen to a better citizen of the land of Rosaria!
rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: From one of your student clowns
I bow to your words. Thank you.

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 13th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
What a wonderful tribute, Sir Angel Ocasio!

You're clearly a special ambassador for the Portland Rose Festival. You've brighten the City with millions of smiles over the years.

It's an honor, as a commoner, to be a friend of royalty.

Best wishes,

Greg Hansen


P.S. Remember "No guts, no glory!"

rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Re: Congratulations!
You know me, Greg. If I'm going to do anything, I might as well do it right and do it big. Why not take on a city, tomorrow the world. Thank you for your support.

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 13th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC)
Congrat's Sir Angel, Does this mean I have to treat you as Royalty now? Congrats again Bro, Rag's
rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
Don't you do that already?

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 13th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Congratulations. Those are some big shoes to fill...wait, what size do you wear...oh never mind.
rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 02:00 am (UTC)
I wear size . . . oops! Got me! Thank you.

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2010 10:20 am (UTC)
Wonderful!
Angel,
Congratulations. I remember when I was knighted, about 10 years ago. The little high school girl who was queen said, "...and henceforth you shall be known as Lady Marge Bole...", mispronouncing both my first and my last name. It was such a solemn moment, and suddenly I thought, "Does this mean I have to mispronounce my own name for the rest of my life?"
Portland is lucky to have you, Angel. Your talent is a gift to our city. margie boule
rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 01:58 am (UTC)
Re: Wonderful!
Margie, thank you so much for your kind and generous words. It's great to be part of something that I share with some pretty awesome people. Maybe we need a special handshake or something.

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 17th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Sir Angel!!
I am so thrilled to know you and clown along side of you! You are a wonderul mentor my friend. Thanks for taking us(The Amtrak Cascade Character Clown Corp) under your wing. I'll have to work on my courtsey though. Now that your royalty and all....Hmm-m-m, I see a clown bit in the future!!!
rosefestblog
Aug. 18th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Re: Congratulations Sir Angel!!
Yeah, I see where this clown bit is going. I suppose I'll have to wear the dress. Thank you for your kind words.

--Angel
(Anonymous)
Aug. 19th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Angel!
I am so happy for you that you have received this great honor of being knighted. You are only getting the recognition that you deserve for all of your hard work and your willingness to give and teach and help all of the rest of us who are in awe of your amazing talents and abilities. Thanks for all you've done for me and the entire world of clowning.

Merrily
(Anonymous)
Aug. 26th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Knight in what ?
Every little girl wants to meet a knight but it's supposed be in shining armor not a red clown nose !!! Ha, Angel they are lucky to have a man with your gentle sensitivities, keen mind and laughable personality among their ranks. You do us clowns proud !!!
Congratulations !!!

Sophie
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