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    Side Street Strutters: gone

    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.

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    Re: Side Street Strutters: gone

    WHAT!

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    Re: Side Street Strutters: gone

    Now who is going to be providing entertainment on the river before F!? I heard that the River Rascals might be leaving too and those were the 2 main ones that played on the river before the show.
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    Re: Side Street Strutters: gone

    It's sort of sick that they just keep eliminating entertainment.....you know? Maybe if the higher-ups scaled down the bonuses they get, they might be able to 'keep' the kind of musical entertainment that Walt loved so much....

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    Re: Side Street Strutters: gone

    I can't believe this! Why on earth would they get rid of them? I simply love hearing the music there. Nothing equals live music. And whether I'm just walking through or actually sitting to listen to them... I enjoy every second of it. I'm really curious to know the reasoning behind this and if they are bringing in someone new. They had better be.

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    Re: Side Street Strutters: gone

    Reported here back in early August:

    http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33589

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    Re: Side Street Strutters: gone

    The band on the river before Fantasmic was usually the River Rascals. They too are gone.
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    Re: Side Street Strutters: gone

    Does this mean we'll be getting a new version of the River Rascals and Side Street Strutters a la The Dapper Dans?

    Is Disney just cutting ties with old entertainers in order to bring in new, cheaper performers?

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    Re: Side Street Strutters: gone

    I will miss them - they were a lot of fun for birthdays!

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