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Mummers open new decade in Philadelphia

Friday, January 01, 2010

The sun shone on the 110th annual Mummers Parade as organizers and city officials made a last-minute decision to give the New Year's Day tradition the go-ahead after initial fears of bad weather.

The heavily festooned bands of comics, string bands and other performers announced early Friday that the annual parade would go on. Organizers and city officials met around 4 a.m. to issue the verdict that gave the parade a green light.

"We were holding our breath," said city parade director Leo Dignam.

Around 10 a.m., they began their strut up Broad Street in South Philadelphia, heading toward City Hall downtown.

They poured down the street in full regalia, strutting, playing and dancing. There were men dressed as black-white-penguins, surfers, astronauts, and others wearing multicolored capes. One group was followed by a dragon blowing steam.

Mummers like Jimmy Driadon, 74, reminisced about decades of Mummery, which is sometimes described as Philadelphia's Mardi Gras.

Driadon wore his golden suit as he strutted down the street with the Greater Overbrook String Band, whose theme was "Memories of the Way We Were," reminiscing of his 60 years as a Mummer.

Peter J. Broomall, the captain of Broomall String Band, also had tradition on his mind: His grandfather started the band 80 years ago.

"Some get wrapped up in the competition," he said. "It's the tradition that's important."

Another group used an agricultural theme, with musicians playing "Turkey in the Straw," "Old McDonald," and the theme from television's "Green Acres" as milk maids danced in a chorus line.

Money woes had also threatened this year's parade as the city cut back its financial contributions.

Earlier this week, the Mummers announced they had agreed to pay $150,000 for parade-related costs.

Top results of the 2010 parade:

2010 STRING BAND DIVISION

1 FRALINGER
2 FERKO
3 QUAKER CITY

2010 FANCY DIVISION CLUB

1 HOG ISLAND
2 GOLDEN SUNRISE
3 OREGON

2010 COMIC DIVISION

1 MURRAY
2 GOODTIMERS
3 LANDI

2010 FANCY BRIGADES DIVISION

1 SOUTH PHILLY VIKING
2 SHOOTING STARS
3 SATURNALIAN
Complete parade results:

2010 STRING BAND DIVISION
POSITION CLUB SCORE
1 FRALINGER 95.450
2 FERKO 93.700
3 QUAKER CITY 93.550
4 SOUTH PHILADELPHIA 91.650
5 AVALON 88.450
6 WOODLAND 87.050
7 POLISH AMERICAN 86.750
8 KENSINGTON 86.350
9 HEGEMAN 83.800
10 UPTOWN 78.600
11 DURNING 76.800
12 AQUA 76.300
13 DUFFY 70.250
14 BROOMALL 62.950
15 GREATER OVERBROOK 46.950
16 TRILBY 46.650
17 IRISH AMERICAN 41.050

CAPTAIN POSITION CLUB CAPTAIN'S NAME
1 FRALINGER THOMAS D'AMORA
2 QUAKER CITY CHARLIE ROETZ
3 SOUTH PHILADELPHIA DENNY PALANDRO
4 AVALON JACK HEE, JR
5 FERKO ANTHONY CELENZA, JR
6 KENSINGTON JIM TATER, JR
7 HEGEMAN JOHN BARON
8 POLISH AMERICAN MARK DANIELEWICZ
9 DURNING JOSEPH POMANTE
10 WOODLAND TOM ROBISON
11 DUFFY TED KUDRICK
12 UPTOWN RYAN RADCLIFFE
13 AQUA RON IANACONE
14 BROOMALL PETE BROOMALL, SR
15 TRILBY JOSEPH R. KAMINSKI
16 IRISH AMERICAN KELLY MARIE MAHON
17 GREATER OVERBROOK JIM DRAIDON

2010 FANCY DIVISION CLUB
POINTS CLUB
1 1440 HOG ISLAND
2 1204 GOLDEN SUNRISE
3 507 OREGON
TOTAL 3151

CAPTAIN
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 118 HOG ISLAND A BARNYARD BOOGIE
2 91 OREGON UNDER THE SEA
3 79 GOLDEN SUNRISE TALES FROM ARABIAN NIGHTS
TOTAL 288

FANCY TRIO
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 75 GOLDEN SUNRISE BEE-U-TIFUL
2 65 HOG ISLAND POLYNESIAN TIKI GODS
3 60 GOLDEN SUNRISE TRAVELERS FROM THE BLUE PLANET
4 55 HOG ISLAND MARDI GRAS REVUE
5 50 GOLDEN SUNRISE FIESTA
6 45 HOG ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAVOC
7 40 HOG ISLAND ECHOES OF ANCIENT EGYPT
8 35 GOLDEN SUNRISE FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
9 0 OREGON RETURN TO THE MAYAN NATION
10 0 OREGON HALLOWEEN HAVOC
11 0 OREGON ZULU WARRIORS
TOTAL 425

HANDSOME COSTUME
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 85 GOLDEN SUNRISE FIRE STARTER
2 75 GOLDEN SUNRISE CYBORG THUNDER
3 70 GOLDEN SUNRISE HILLBILLY HOOTENANNY
4 65 OREGON WICKED
5 60 OREGON DANCIN' WITH THE STARS
6 55 GOLDEN SUNRISE JUNGLE WITCHCRAFT
7 50 OREGON AZTEC GOD OF FIRE
8 45 HOG ISLAND QUEEN OF THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE
9 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE THE NORSEMAN WARRIOR
10 0 OREGON AFRICA LOST
11 0 HOG ISLAND WIZARD ON BROAD STREET
12 0 HOG ISLAND OLD WEST SALOON
13 0 HOG ISLAND LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
TOTAL 505

HANDSOME TRIM
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 75 HOG ISLAND GAURDIAN OF THE CROWN
2 65 GOLDEN SUNRISE WINTER WONDERLAND
3 60 OREGON BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
4 55 HOG ISLAND PROUD AS A PEACOCK
5 50 GOLDEN SUNRISE JUNGLE ROCKS
6 45 GOLDEN SUNRISE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS
7 0 HOG ISLAND VALLEY OF THE KINGS
8 0 OREGON ENCHANTED DRAGON FLY
9 0 HOG ISLAND QUEEN OF HEARTS
10 0 OREGON SINNERS NIGHTMARE
11 0 OREGON GET DOWN WITH A GENIE
TOTAL 350

SPECIAL MENTION
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION

1 75 HOG ISLAND TROPICAL BEAUTY 2 65 HOG ISLAND THE VISITOR OF THE DEEP
3 60 GOLDEN SUNRISE THE HEART OF AMERICA
4 55 HOG ISLAND THE GARGOYLE
5 50 HOG ISLAND STRUTTIN' ON THE NILE
6 45 HOG ISLAND LADY OF SPAIN
7 40 GOLDEN SUNRISE STRUTTIN' SPHINX
8 35 OREGON FIESTA TIME
9 30 GOLDEN SUNRISE PARTY TIME
10 25 HOG ISLAND BE A CLOWN
11 0 OREGON THE BLACK WIDOW
12 0 OREGON KNIGHTS TO REMEMBER
13 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE COUNTRY JUBILEE
14 0 HOG ISLAND LOLLIPOP CLOWNS
15 0 OREGON THE SAINT
16 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE A STRANGE CASE OF JEKYL AND HYDE
17 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE THE THRILLER
18 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE DANCING SABRES
19 0 HOG ISLAND RAINY DAY CLOWNS
20 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE ORIENTAL KALEIDISCOPE
TOTAL 480

KING JOCKEY
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 75 GOLDEN SUNRISE KING ARTHUR
2 65 HOG ISLAND FLIGHT OF A MONARCH
3 60 HOG ISLAND CREATURES OF THE ABYSS
4 55 OREGON MERLIN AND THE MAGICAL DRAGON
5 50 HOG ISLAND HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR
6 45 HOG ISLAND ROYAL CARRIER
7 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE A PIRATE'S TREASURE
8 0 OREGON HORROR OF HELL'S FIRE
9 0 OREGON CAROUSEL OF LOVE
10 0 OREGON ADVENTURES OF THE SEA
TOTAL 350

TRIO PANTOMIME CLOWN
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 30 GOLDEN SUNRISE WE BEE MUMMIN'
2 20 OREGON IT'S HEAVENLY
3 15 GOLDEN SUNRISE LET IT SNOW
4 10 HOG ISLAND THE JESTERS
5 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE CELTIC DANCERS
6 0 OREGON A SCARECROW'S HAYDAY
TOTAL 75

JUVENILES
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 30 OREGON THE BAD BOY
2 28 GOLDEN SUNRISE PRETTY PETALS
3 27 OREGON SPACE MARTIAN
4 26 GOLDEN SUNRISE MISTER SCARECROW
5 25 HOG ISLAND WICKED
6 24 GOLDEN SUNRISE SEND IN THE CLOWNS
7 23 HOG ISLAND QUEEN OF CARNIVAL
8 22 HOG ISLAND THE JOKER
9 21 GOLDEN SUNRISE THE SNAKE CHARMER
10 20 OREGON THE MAGICAL UNICORN
11 0 OREGON LITTLE SCARECROW
12 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE BELL OF THE BALL
13 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE CHIEF RUNNING STRONG
14 0 HOG ISLAND CRYSTAL FAIRY PRINCESS
15 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE DRAGON FLY
16 0 OREGON THE LEGEND OF HIAWATHA
17 0 HOG ISLAND THE GYPSY
18 0 HOG ISLAND SNOW QUEEN
19 0 OREGON THE LITTLE SHOPPER
20 0 HOG ISLAND KING TUT' N' STRUT
TOTAL 246

KING CLOWN
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 75 GOLDEN SUNRISE HOTTEST CLOWN IN TOWN
2 65 HOG ISLAND KING OF THE MARDI GRAS
3 60 OREGON THE BOOGEY MAN
4 55 GOLDEN SUNRISE TRIBUTE TO NEW ORLEANS
5 50 OREGON MADAM BUTTERFLY
6 45 HOG ISLAND ESSENCE OF EMERALDS
7 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE OVER THE RAINBOW
8 0 HOG ISLAND JEEPERS CREEPERS
9 0 OREGON THE JOKER'S WILD
10 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE PRETTY IN PINK
11 0 OREGON THE OLD WOMAN WHO LIVED IN THE SHOE
12 0 HOG ISLAND TROPICAL HEAT
13 0 GOLDEN SUNRISE NOSTALGIA
10 0 OREGON THE AGE OF AQUARIUS
TOTAL 350

FEMALE IMPERSONATOR
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 0 E
2 0 N
3 0 O
4 0 N
TOTAL 0

2010 COMIC DIVISION CLUB
POINTS CLUB
1 9220 MURRAY
2 3430 GOODTIMERS
3 1890 LANDI
TOTAL 14540

CAPTAIN POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 300 MURRAY MUMMER'S ON MARS
2 200 GOODTIMERS UNCLE GIOVANNI'S PIZZERIA
3 100 LANDI TIME OF OUR LIVES
TOTAL 600

FLOAT
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 255 LANDI THE JETSONS ZOOMING IN THE NEW YEAR
2 245 GOODTIMERS O'S DOZER
3 235 MURRAY ARCTIC FOLLIES
4 225 MURRAY SURFIN SAFARI
5 215 GOODTIMERS OLD MAN AND THE SEA
6 205 LANDI DON'T FOLLOW ME I'M LOST
TOTAL 1380

GROUP
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 200 MURRAY DANGEROUS DRIVING DIVA
2 190 MURRAY THAT VOODOO WE DO
3 180 MURRAY THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MUMMER'S COUNTRY
4 170 LANDI DOCTOR LANDI'S MUMAZING YOUTH GENERATION MACHINE
5 160 MURRAY UP THE STREET WITHOUT A PADDLE
6 150 MURRAY WHEN YOU'RE HOT HOT HOT
7 140 GOODTIMERS STRIKING FOR BACON
8 130 MURRAY STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU
9 120 LANDI PRINCESS AND THE FROG
10 110 MURRAY CLOWN EMERGENCY WARNING SYSTEM
11 100 MURRAY FAIRY TALE PRINCESS
12 90 GOODTIMERS STICK WITH HUMOR
13 80 LANDI YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF MUMMER
14 70 LANDI TIC TAC TOE
15 60 LANDI TIGER'S LAST HOLE IN ONE
16 50 MURRAY SOUTH PHILLY HILLBILLIES
17 40 GOODTIMERS RAG BAG MUMMERS
18 30 LANDI PHILADELPHIA DRIVING AWAY BUSINESS ONE PARKING TICKET AT A TIME
TOTAL 2070

BRIGADE
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 200 MURRAY DANCING WITH THE CZARS
2 190 MURRAY THE CHESTNUT HILLBILLIES
3 180 GOODTIMERS FIELD OF DREAMS
4 170 MURRAY WHO LET THE DOGS OUT
5 160 MURRAY PHILLY PHOOD PHANTASIA
6 150 GOODTIMERS SLUM DOG MUMMER
7 140 MURRAY STRUTTING AND DANCING WITH THE STARS AND STRIPES
8 130 MURRAY NOTHING BUT A JUNGLE
9 120 MURRAY GREATFUL FOR A NEW YEAR
10 110 MURRAY A MUMMER'S DREAM OF PIRATE'S CHEST
11 100 LANDI SWINE FLEW
12 90 GOODTIMERS NUTTA'S CUTTA'S
13 80 MURRAY SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE AS GOOD AS A MUMMER
14 70 MURRAY CAUGHT ON THE SPOT
15 60 MURRAY LORD OF MISSRULE
16 50 GOODTIMERS PIZZA TO GO EXTRA MUMMERS ON TOP
17 40 GOODTIMERS JUNGLE JAM
18 30 MURRAY BARREL FULL OF MUMKEYS
19 20 GOODTIMERS KINGS FOR A DAY
20 10 MURRAY HOBO BROKE
TOTAL 2100

BEST COUPLE
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 200 MURRAY FISHING WITH THE MUMMERS
2 190 MURRAY SO EASY CAVE PEOPLE CAN DO IT
3 180 MURRAY THRILLER SALUTE
4 170 MURRAY A COUPLE OF ONE NIGHT STANDS
5 160 LANDI PHILADELPHIA PATRIOTIC MUMMER CLOWNS
6 150 MURRAY HOLY COW
7 140 LANDI I LOVE LUCY
8 130 MURRAY MUSIC BOX
9 120 GOODTIMERS HE'S A CHEAT AND HIT BY A SWEDISH MEATBALL
10 110 MURRAY DAVID AND GOLIATH
11 100 GOODTIMERS RUSH LIMBLAH CHEER TEAM
12 90 MURRAY BRIDEZILLA
13 80 MURRAY PENGUINS STRUT
14 70 MURRAY SYLVESTER AND TWEETY MUMMER
15 60 MURRAY FUNKY CHICKENS
16 50 MURRAY CLOWN-O-MATIC
17 40 GOODTIMERS IT'S A LITTLE SWINE FLU
18 30 GOODTIMERS MR AND MRS ROY ROGERS
19 20 MURRAY GRANNY'S GONE WILD
20 10 MURRAY ALIENS ON BROAD STREET
TOTAL 2100

ORIGINAL COSTUME
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 200 MURRAY POLAR EXPRESS
2 190 MURRAY CASH YOUR CLUNKERS
3 180 MURRAY HAWAIIAN PRINCESS
4 170 MURRAY FIRST MUMMER ON THE MOON
5 160 MURRAY MUMMER GOES GREEN 6 150 GOODTIMERS CHINA DOLL
7 140 MURRAY SHAKEY'S LOW WIRE ACT
8 130 MURRAY OVER THE RAINBOW
9 120 LANDI BEAR SCARE
10 110 GOODTIMERS SAY CHEESE
11 100 MURRAY MEET ON LINE THE ODD COUPLE
12 90 GOODTIMERS A SALTAN'S DAUGHTER
13 80 MURRAY I WANT YOU MUMMY
14 70 MURRAY WINGS
15 60 MURRAY THE PROTESTORS
16 50 GOODTIMERS DOCTOR OBAMA CARE
17 40 GOODTIMERS SHOP TIL YOU DROP
18 30 GOODTIMERS CHAPLIN-BROAD STREET TO BROAD STREET
19 20 GOODTIMERS TROPICAL BIRD
20 10 LANDI LEANING TOWER OF PIZZA
TOTAL 2100

ORIGINAL CHARACTER
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 200 MURRAY TOOL TIME
2 190 GOODTIMERS HOW 'D HE DO DAT
3 180 GOODTIMERS RECESSION BUSTER: LA VIDA CHEAPO
4 170 GOODTIMERS LUCKY LEPRECHAUN
5 160 GOODTIMERS I'M A CHEETAH
6 150 MURRAY FORTY YEARS AND STILL INSPIRING
7 140 MURRAY INDIANA JONES AND THE SEARCH FOR THE MUMMERS GOLD
8 130 MURRAY CHILLY WILLY
9 120 GOODTIMERS GENE SIMMONS
10 110 GOODTIMERS INDIAN
11 100 GOODTIMERS CROOKED MUMMER
12 90 MURRAY TIGER'S SKELETONS IN HIS CLOSET
13 80 MURRAY CLOWNING WITH TRASH
14 70 LANDI TOOTIE O'TOOLE
15 60 MURRAY CAT IN THE HAT
16 50 GOODTIMERS CLOWN WENCH
17 40 GOODTIMERS UNCLE FESTER
18 30 MURRAY THE KING
19 20 MURRAY HILLBILLY MUMMER
20 10 MURRAY TRIBUTE TO M
TOTAL 2100

JUVENILE
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 200 MURRAY JACK IN THE BOX
2 190 MURRAY OLD WOMEN IN THE SHOE
3 180 MURRAY DAVID AND GOLIATH
4 170 MURRAY WIZARD OF OZ
5 160 MURRAY GOOD SHIP LOLLIPOP
6 150 MURRAY BYE BYE BLACKBIRD
7 140 MURRAY DANCING WITH THE STARS
8 130 LANDI CAROUSEL
9 120 MURRAY TWO AND A HALF MEN
10 110 MURRAY LITTLE MISS MUFFETT
11 100 MURRAY TABLE FOR TWO
12 90 MURRAY FOUL WEATHER
13 80 MURRAY FLIP STREET
14 70 LANDI TICKLE MY FUNNY BONE
15 60 MURRAY THE ORIGINAL SPELLING BEE
16 50 MURRAY PORTRAIT OF A CLOWN
17 40 GOODTIMERS MUMMER NEWS REPORTER
18 30 GOODTIMERS PARTY WENCH
19 20 MURRAY CASH FOR MUMMERS
20 10
TOTAL 2100

WENCH BRIGADE
POINTS CLUB DESCRIPTION
1 125 BRYSON POPS SECRET GARDEN GOING GREEN
2 120 O'MALLEY BORN TO BE WILD
3 115 RIVERFRONT MUMMERITAVILLE
TOTAL 360

WENCH CAPTAIN BRIGADE
POINTS CLUB NAME
1 0 BRYSON ED BRYSON
BRIGADE CAPTAIN
POINTS CLUB NAME
1 0 GOODTIMERS DAN SMITH

2010 FANCY BRIGADES DIVISION
POSITION CLUB SCORE
1 SOUTH PHILLY VIKING 185.50
2 SHOOTING STARS 184.00
3 SATURNALIAN 181.00
4 JOKERS 180.50
5 GOLDEN CROWN 165.50
6 SATIN SLIPPER 161.00
7 DOWNTOWNERS 157.00
8 CLEVEMORE 154.00
9 AVENUERS 154.00
10 2ND ST SHOOTERS 143.00

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