I was in the park Labor Day and was shocked to hear the Side Street Strutters announcing that this was their final performance, after 21 years.
I think they are a fundamental part of the New Orleans area nighttime theming. As much as I love Fantasmic, it does disrupt the west side atmosphere a lot, but these guys made you appreciate the river at night and created a great atmosphere while making the wait for Fantasmic very enjoyable. I always felt like I was getting a free concert thrown in to my day at Disneyland. I remember back when they first formed and was pleased to see that they stuck around this long.
Just thought I'd post because I was sad to hear this was the end of them.