Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy 2011 - Mummer's Day Parade

Philadelphia's version of Broadway on Broad Street, New Years Day is time for the Mummer's Day Parade, and the string bands. And with more colors, sequins, feathers, and makeup than any 12 drag shows I could even imagine, the parade is a spectacle to behold. It is tradition for the family to watch the Mummer's Parade, although I have to admit, the String Bands are the highlight for me. So I thought I would offer up this little taste of Philadelphia by posting a couple a clips from last year's parade.

2010 winners, Fralinger String Band

2010 Quaker City String Band

2010 Greater Kensington String Band

2010 Avalon String Band

For a little bit more background information, you can check out my post from last year here. Happy New Year, break out the strut, and hum O Dem Golden Slippers!


  1. I've never seen a Mummer's Day Parade in person - every time I've tried, I was always way too hungover.

    But damn does it look like fun.


  2. David, I don't know if I could suffer the cold and watch them live, but I definitely love them on the TV!

    Love ya!



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