New Year’s Day
A brisk and cold start to the New Year on Thursday, but temperatures were actually right on target for early January, the average high is 41 and we actually surpassed that today.
Eleven groups took the stage for 4½ minutes each, generating lots of excitement.
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This year the parade begins at 15th and Market Streets in center city and ends at Broad and Washington Avenue, with performance stops at Sansom and Carpenter Streets.
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It’s a last-minute flurry of feathers as the eleven Fancy Brigades complete their extravagant pieces that will adorn their indoor performances on New Year’s Day.
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Thousands lined Broad Street to watch the parade which included some spectacular acts, with sets, elaborate costumes and choreography.
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Each club gets four minutes and 30 seconds to put on a theatrical production.
The big event will take place on New Year’s Day.
“You can only get this in Philadelphia,” says mayor Michael Nutter, “but it’s also the oldest continuous folk festival in the world.”
The Fancy Brigades are the folks who strut indoors, at the Convention Center, with building-size floats and recorded music timed to compliment their choreography.