Bundle up Dollypop because it will be cold as crap on New Year's Day. I know from experience. I now watch at home on television.I don't have a definitive answer to your question but would surmise that the "Captain" struts left to right to be seen by both sides of the street. Broad Street is very wide. The string bands used to march in military formation when the Mummers began in the early 1900's, but that has changed over the years into being full out Broadway style production numbers at the judging station. They still remain in formation for the two mile walk down Broad Street, except for the Captain.I'm going to surmise that The Music Man choreographer was influenced by the Mummers.
© 2019 Wisdom Digital Media