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Seed & Feed Marching Abominable Patriotic Concert 

When: Sun., May 29, 12-1 p.m. 2011
Phone: (843) 724-7305
Price: Free

An abominable mainstay. This wacky Atlanta-based marching band has been a Piccolo pillar for more than 20 years. With a handful of shows throughout the festival, they infuse the city with their signature blend of explosive sound and colorful, fun street theater.

Guerrilla beginnings. Seed & Feed founder Kelly Morris got into marching bands in 1969 when he worked as the director of theatre at Emory University. He started the Asa Candler Memorial Marching Atrocity Band "for outdoor political noises and moves, for it was an era of demonstrations and protests." The problem was, they couldn't really march or play, and they soon fizzled out. Fast forward to 1974, and the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable made its first public appearance during a performance at Kelly's Seed and Feed Theatre. They've been marching along ever since with many of the same members from the early days.

Dance party! Whether you're three years old or an aging hippie, you can't help but dance when the Abominables come around. Their joyous noise spreads for blocks, with songs like "Louis Louis," "Soul Man," and "Zoot Suit Riot" starting an unquenchable dance party. Don't even try to fight it.

— Erica Jackson Curran



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