Parade of Rockys

10Nov09

Rockys at top of Art Museum steps
Rockys marching up the Ben Franklin ParkwayKelly Marie Mahon, captain of the Irish-American String BandA horde of robed “Rockys” gathers around their hero Sunday morning at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous in the “Rocky” movies. They were among more than 200 people who answered a call to take part in a Parade of 1,000 Rockys, which led from the LOVE statue near Philadelphia City Hall, up the Ben Franklin Parkway to the museum steps. The event, designed to promote the release of a boxed set of the movies on Blu-ray, included a look-alike contest, cheesesteak-eating contest, music by the Irish-American String Band, and other Rockycentric activities.

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2 Responses to “Parade of Rockys”

  1. Hey there:

    I just saw your Groffo link in my stats. I really enjoyed your site (and am a bit….well VERY jealous you made it to the Parade of the Rockys!) Anyway, I put your site up as a link on my site, I hope that’s okay. If not, let me know and I’ll take it down. It’s nice to see a Philly site up!

    Best,
    Anna

  2. 2 groffoto

    glad you saw the Rocky shots and thanks for the link, Anna. the “dash” up the steps was more like a slow stroll, which seemed out of character for so many Italian Stallions!


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