Cross-dressing banjo players brawl on Mummer's Night in Philly

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Classic Deadspin account, with link to Philadelphia Inquirer story plus YouTube brawl video:

    Some Cross-Dressing Banjo Players Got Into A Brawl In Philadelphia On Sunday
    more at link above
     


  2. Dewey2Me1MoThyme

    Dewey2Me1MoThyme Have clue will sleuth!

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    I am so glad now I sold my banjo two years ago. *Eeeek*
     
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  3. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    .....and JerzBarbie has now been entered into the witness protection program.


    Ahhhh the power of YouTube. This happens every year to some degree. Them wenches have been drinking for at least 16 hours by the time they are back on 2 Street. Anyone who goes there should expect death by wench. Otherwise they should go view the parade from Broad street.

    There's a lovely aspect to the parade when the winners are announced. They are serenaded by the losers.

    Y'all wish you lived here. Wenches are the best.:seeya:
     
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  4. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    An illustrated guide to everything you need to be a wench.




    http://phillymummers.com/whatisawench.jpg

    For the record a wench does not play the banjo. Perhaps they know how, but they can't when they march because they carry a parasol. String Bands play the banjos and other instruments and they drill.

    Jameson anyone?
     
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  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    This may be the funniest sentence combination I've ever read.
     
  6. octobermoon

    octobermoon Active Member

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    We need a smilie for this, 'cause I sure couldn't find a 'brawling, cross dressin', banjo playin'
    mummer. Anyone else???
     
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  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    This one barely scratches the surface:

    :slapfight:
     
  8. octobermoon

    octobermoon Active Member

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    LMAO :D

    (I had to go look up mummer, not that I want to tell what I thought it was, and er, I will stop talking now, er uh um)
     
  9. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Mummers parade was cancelled so it turned into a protest.

    Seems fair.

    Yep, wenches protest.

    Happy New Year All!
     
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    Snackcakes66 Active Member

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    A parasol in one hand and a bottle in the other
     
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  11. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Yo, Snacks! Happy New Year!
     
  12. lonetraveler

    lonetraveler Crime Addict

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    For some reason I can hear "Dueling Banjos" while I'm reading this thread.
     
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  13. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Hahaha noooo nothing like that!

    Cracking up albeit feeling dissed.

    Just kidding. String Bands are the #$@#!
     
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  14. Laughing

    Laughing Rarely Speechless

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    Try this:

     
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  15. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    It's a cornicoppia of sights, sounds, visuals, and all things debuchery. Wellll, until ya get to the "Fancies" which has been indoors now for years. Cha ching!

    The comics start at daylight, but have been up all night. Some brash themes and great fun when they enmasse bum rush the camera guy and all mouths are mimicking "Hi, Ma".

    Mummers. Professionals. Great music and themes mostly. The best part? When the Captain descends like a rooster strutting for the hens. The costumes are phenomenal. They practice for this all year!

    The Fancies is like a Broadway show. However, they used to march.

    Best part of the parade is families coming back to South Philly. Bridesburg Setting up ladders for the kids to see. Going into neighbors houses for pork sandwiches.

    Big second is wenches in their golden boots stillllllll since daybreak drinking saying some of the funniest, most rediculous things I've ever heard.

    Thanks you for the video. We're a classy bunch ain't we in Philly?
     

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