Bastille Day Celebration. New for 2012, The Bearded Ladies collaborated with Eastern State to
create an original show for the Bastille Day Celebration. Some new
additions to the event include confetti cannons, stilt walkers, a
cardboard horse, and a catwalk so long that it divides the whole of
Note to self: Get there earlier next time. If the invite says starts at 4:30PM, even if you live a block away get there at 3:30PM.
Buy a $35 ticket and get a stage side ticket too. You get a gift bag too I hear.
Waving Tony Bruno, 97.5 The Fanatic, Jennifer Schloder and Tony Luke, Cheese steak king
people come from all over to participate in the annual event. The local restaurants & bars have menus celebrating the day. Have you been to Fairmount lately, there are a lot of new restaurants: Fare, Hickory Lane, Lemon Hill and a whole bunch I haven’t tried yet. Check out Open Table to see what’s here.
Napoleon and Edith Piaf. The Bearded Ladies completely re-wrote the script for the ESP Bastille Day. It was hysterical and very entertaining.
Marie Antoinette – (Terry Berch McNally of London Grill & Paris Wine Bar & event founder) and her court
Let them eat Tasktykakes. Did you know that Marie & gang had been saying that for years, and the Tastykake company would never send them any as ESP requested. So they would throw twinkies and still say Tastykake giving them all that free promo despite their stinginess. Well I found out and complained on my blog about it, & tweeted it about 3 years ago, and then Tastykakes sent 300 packages. Yes only 300. This year they sent 3000. THANK YOU TASTYKAKE!!!
I love how people brought nets and took off their hats to catch the TASTYKAKES
Eastern State Penitentiary wants you to know that they are open daily and give tours. For Info go here.
Edif Piaf and Marie Antoinette being lead to the gallows
ohhh I forgot the reign of terror. You’ll just have to go next year to see that segment.
This year festivities will included a host of French fare from co-owner Chef Michael McNally,
beer from Yards and Kronenbourg, the perennial favorite Marie
Antoinette cocktail which was served after the historical reenactment of the events of the
French Revolution starring London Grill/Paris Wine Bar co-owner Terry Berch McNally as Marie Antoinette.
“This year, with the opening of Paris Wine Bar, we’ll be throwing our wildest and grandest Bastille Day Block Party yet,” says Berch McNally, and they did.
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I was there and you totally capture the event. Great shots!
(I loved that doggie)
The more I see Tony Bruno, the more I like him. I surely wouldn't mind getting a little more close to him. Beautiful smile he has.. *swoon*
Am I the only person who found the changes completely unfunny and boring?
Also, you did a great job of not showing a single reenactor. Don't worry though, most, if not all, won't be returning if the event is anything like it was this year.