Blog | Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mummers on the Move




If you were in the Philly Convention Center Exhibit Hall today around 10:30 am, you may have seen-- or heard-- some Mummery afoot. (And if you've never heard the word "Mummer" in your life, stop now and read this.)

A small but potent parade of Mummers made a circuit 'round the hall, dressed in full regalia and blaring classics like "Baby Face" on their saxes and banjos. With luck, we may catch them again on Friday-- and they may play the penultimate Mummer tune "O Dem Golden Slippers." If so, I'll bet at least one person won't be able to resist doing a bit of the Mummers strut around the booths. You'll know it when you see it.

(The stock photo is courtesy of gophila.com. Today's Exhibit Hall Mummers were too fleet of foot for an action shot.)