Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA MUMMERS PARADE STREET SHOTS & PhillyChitChatter

SUNDAY NIGHT: Completely forgot about this gig last night – JohnStamos Tweeted Been up since 5. Played gig [with Beach Boys] to say goodbye to gov of Philly. Seemed cool -stay out of politics. Played electric factory -fun -I’m tired. I do know they arrived at PHL the night before and settled in at the Ritz Carlton before hitting the Electric Factory to play for the Gov and his friends. A party I first wrote about 2 weeks ago.

ALSO after that dismal Philadelphia Eagles game Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy threw a party last night at 32Degrees with their friends Jackie Wright & Reggie Barry with many of the Philadelphia Eagles in the house. Tonight Asante Samuels is celebrating his 30th Birthday with his peeps at Christine’s Cabaret. Look for Michael Vicks, DeSean Jackson and a few other players to be in the house which will be hosted by LeSEAN McCoy & The Beat 100.3’s KENDRA G. Don’t look for the Eagles to be out and about for the rest of the week as they will be under a strict curfew to remain low, outta sight and to practice, practice, practice for the game against Packers on Sunday. (I wonder who Chase Utley would root for since he and Jen live their off season in San Francisco? UPDATE Yikes: the Packers are from San Fran are they. i guess if I am going to do this full time I should know my sports)

Down The Shore:

Déjà vu at Borgata — At least it must have seemed that way for party goers at the Borgata on New Year’s Eve. Jason Derülo, who was a featured performer on ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve – surprised the crowd at Borgata’s MIXX and mur.mur when he joined friend DJ D.Nice to ring in 2011 at Atlantic City’s premiere nightclubs. Derülo wowed the sold-out clubs performing his triple platinum hit ‘Whatcha Say’ and ‘Love H
Carrie Underwood Dazzles Borgata Crowd – In her first performance of 2011, Carrie Underwood sounded brilliant as she wowed a sold-out Event Center crowd on Saturday night singing her smash hits “Jesus Take The Wheel” and “Before He Cheats.” The Grammy award winning superstar told the 3,000 in attendance that she celebrated New Year’s by treating herself to “some great pizza.” The night was capped off with DJ Samantha Ronson at mur.mur and Jermaine Dupri spinning at MIXX.
Miss New Jersey & ‘Jersey Boy’ meet at Borgata – Julianna White has a lot to look forward to in 2011. After being crowned Miss New Jersey, the Haddon Township native got the chance to meet a true musical icon and New Jersey legend on Saturday night when she was introduced to Frankie Valli after his sold-out performance at Borgata’s Music Box Theatre. The Miss America hopeful hung out backstage and was visibly star-struck saying “this is such an incredible experience…I am shaking right now.” (Borgata)

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Happy New Year!! Another year down, and for me it was an awesome year. So much accomplished, and so much to look forward to in the New Year of which I will be writing about tomorrow. But let’s put to bed another New Year’s Mummers parade. I love, love, love Mummer’s Day almost as much as covering the City for you.
A City of neighborhoods unites on New Year’s Day.
Love Park line for pictures

Radom peep
Mike finding out info so we can adjust our calendar

Laurie Huggins friend who we drove home one night. Laurie is away on some fabulous vacation in Costa Rica.
Love their seafood cobb salad
Brenda Mendte and Laura Burkhardt
The Union League always has a nice crowd. Some many of my friends joined this year. I wonder if they have a paparazzi rate?

Polish American String Band
Brian Duffy and Jill Schoenfeld with friend. Brian tells me that he’s also off to a new adventure as he is no longer executive chef at Kildare’s Irish Pubs.
Someone filming a video on Broad Street in between performances
Allison Binder and Justin Wineburgh
intense
I love audience participation
I was curious what the 2011 glasses would look. The best year ever was 2000

Beer bong

Why oh why must people bring their baby & carriages to the busiest part of town. Crazy, and it must be frightening for the kids
so fun
So fun
Carol Tamburino and Tanya Teece. and friend
This nice family came all the way from Elkton Md. I sent them to Pine & Broad or Washington & Broad to catch the corners where the performances occurred.
Froggers were out late into the night
Renee Freedman gives 2011 a thumbs up. She and Don were going to retire that evening enjoying a bowl of chicken noodle which Renee whipped up that morning.

Teuscher Chocolates and the Kimmel Center sponsored this 2011 Resolution Wall.

Check out a few of Philly’s resolutions…

Then this crazy dude. Notice he crossed out being nice then wrote….