The String Band Spring Strut intended to give Philadelphians another chance to see bands that balked at marching in snow and rain in the 1989 New Year’s Day parade. The Mummers’ reluctance to get their plumes wet and Mayor Goode’s refusal to postpone the parade caused a lot of controversy and bad feelings.
The Spring Strut stepped off at Washington Avenue and ended just past Oregon Avenue, near Marconi Plaza.
KYW-TV broadcasted the parade from bleachers in front of Methodist Hospital, on Broad Street between Wolf and Ritner.
Hello Mr. Mummer,
Can you get the video for 1989 Mummer’s Parade Fancy Brigade – Avenuers, Theme: Satan’s Holiday. I have been looking for it and can’t find it for 10 years. I think I seen that the parade came on channel 3kyw that year. If you can find this video my husband will be so happy. Thank you and let me know when you can. Appreciate all your videos. Keep up the good work!!