Sunday, January 6, 2013
For some unknown reason, no one outside of the Philadelphia area has ever heard of the mummers, despite the fact that they've been putting on an interesting New Years Day show for decades. I think the above photo pretty much summarizes what all of you non-fluffians are missing out on.
Why are the wench brigades comprised of men wearing skirts? Why are they all drunk (this question probably answers the other question, or vice versa)? Who came up with the idea of "80s pop bunnies" as a theme for a string band? Or glitter cyborgs for the fancy brigades? We may never know. The world is a wide and fascinating place.