Well, it is that time of year again. My annual Mummers thread. Let us go over the rules again, shall we?
This is not a thread to bash the parade or make bad remarks about it. Feel free to make a MUMMERS SUCK! thread of your own.
Next, while I encourage members of the Comics, Fancies and Brigades to post information in here, this thread deals mostly with how to view the parade in as much as everyone pretty much just wants to watch the string bands.
On a personal note, after marching with Avalon in 13 parades, I will march up with Pennsport this year. No animosity towards my old club. I wish them the best.
Here is the Order of March for the 2014 parade. Last year's finish is in parenthesis.
1. Woodland (3)
2. Fralinger (1)
3. Polish American (9)
4. Avalon (Tied 6)
5. Ferko (5)
6. Uptown (10)
7. Trilby (17)
8. South Philadelphia (4)
9. Greater Overbrook (16)
10. Aqua (8)
11. Hegeman (Tied 6)
12. Quaker City (2)
13. Pennsport (11)
14. Broomall (13)
15. Durning (14)
16. Greater Kensington (15)
17. Duffy (12)
As you can see, the last two champions go up 1st and 2nd, which should make it interesting.
As a refresher, here are the top 3 bands from last year:
3rd place, Woodland:
Woodland String Band Mummers 2013 - YouTube
2nd place, Quaker City:
Quaker City String Band Mummers 2013 - YouTube
1st place, Fralinger:
Fralinger String Band Mummers 2013 - YouTube
I have seen every string band performance since the 70's---and what Fralinger did last year is the best of all time.
I hope to have more information earlier this year. I will be home on December 26th. Salsamania anyone?
Any questions, fell free to post them or IM me.