South Philly Vikings rule, even if “America’s Got Talent” didn’t fully appreciate it tonight. Yes, SPV did not make it to the next round of AGT. The moment I know was disappointing, if not crushing for some of the members. They put so much time and energy and hope into it. They worked for it. I saw them work.
I heard them talk about the fantastic dream they were living. Now, the dream is over in the most obvious sense, but really, it will live for a long time. I think we should look at this way. South Philly Vikings got farther than thousands of other people. While making the journey, they performed beautifully and carried the flag of the Mummers high. They showed an America unaware of the Mummers what talented, good people Mummers are. They were real Mummers. People who look out for and care for each other and while doing so, make many of us smile. I believe that as the hours and days go by Captain Pete D’Amato and his Fancy Brigade will love what they experienced and they should. South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade, that was quite a story. Thank you.