THE ORDER of march for the Fancy Brigades at the 2012 Mummers Parade. The 10 brigades enter the parade route at Oregon Avenue and march to Washington Avenue, where they board buses that take them to be judged at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
1. Downtowners Fancy Brigade
Captain: Frankie DeVito
Theme: Pirates . . . Dead or Alive: The Curse of Skull Island
Hoist the sails, fasten the jib and be prepared to come about. Blackbeard's ship, "Queen Anne's Revenge," is torn apart in a vicious storm. They come upon an island and soon realize they are not alone.
2. Saturnalian NYA
Captain: Jack Hatty Jr.
Theme: Empires of the Deep
As we pass down deep to the depths of the ocean, we encounter an uncharted fantasy world. This unique world of the Abyss is ruled by Acheron and his mermaids and mermen. Evil lurks in the abyss and threatens this once-secret society.
3. Avenuers Fancy Brigade
Captain: Bob Fitzmaurice
Theme: India - Maharajah's Celebration
Be charmed like snakes in a bejeweled celebration at the Taj Mahal. Making his grand entrance, Captain Bob Fitzmaurice as the Maharajah is honored as his subjects pay homage with a high-energy performance by beautiful sari and Hindi dancers.
4. South Philly Viking Fancy Brigade
Captain: Pete D'Amato
Theme: Ka"LIGHT"oscope: Harness the Power of the Spectrum
As the initial power source, Prism Captain leaves his secure location to create a spectacle of shapes and color. Suddenly an assault is attempted by a negative power. A counterattack is launched . . . will the power of the spectrum survive?
5. Golden Crown NYB
Captain: Rob Runowski
Theme: World of Witchcraft
Enter, if you dare, into the world of witchcraft. Be spellbound as Grand Warlock Captain Rob Runowski and his evil warlocks embark on a journey to unleash darkness upon us all. Beware as the wicked unite to move mountains and unlock the portal of ultimate evil from their realm of darkness.
6. Jokers NYA
Captain: John Lynch Jr.
Theme: Ancient Egypt: Rise of the Mummies
Has the Mummy returned? Travel through the sands of time as Captain John Lynch Jr. and the Jokers get caught in a sandstorm of sphinxes, pyramids, pharaohs and, yes, mummies! Keep an eye on this ritualistic celebration as its special effects will be worthy of Ra himself.
7. Bill McIntyre's Shooting Stars
Captain: Michael Adams
Theme: Expedition Everest: Quest for the Yeti
A centuries-old legend tells of a mysterious people, their forbidden mountain and the mythical creature who calls the summit his home. The inhabitants of the mountain have long lived in fear of the creature, but that is about to change. Who will ultimately claim the mountain?
8. 2nd Street Shooters
Captain: Dave Brotnitsky
Theme: Monsters Unleashed
All appears normal as the lights go out for the night, but all is not what it seems. Under the bed and in the closet lurk creatures waiting for the right time to come out for a little fright time. You will soon learn that these are monsters of a different color.
9. Satin Slipper
Captain: Tom "Terk" Gindville
Theme: The Dragon Emperor - Rise of the Terra Cotta Army
Travel beyond the Great Wall as Captain Tom "Terk" Gindville and Satin Slipper cross over to the afterlife. Watch as Emperor Qin and his army of 8,000 terra-cotta warriors maneuver for battle. Be on your guard as his generals, infantry and archers come alive to protect China from warring intruders.
10. Clevemore Fancy Brigade
Captain: Ralph Tursi
Theme: Ancient Voodoo Ritual . . . Modern Vibes