...strand...is a 50 minute walking-tour/show where audience members are led along various paths on the little known Schuylkill River Bank strand at Grays Ferry Crescent Trail Park, aka Forgotten Bottom. 

To participate in the performance, audience members select from the tours below. Audiences, eras, and tours collide, as each of the adventures eventually intersect in a final event on the crescent at sunset. 

The tours are a blend of self-guided adventure, immersive performance, and acrobatic dance-theater, a celebration and exploration of shrubs, rivers, and liminal worlds. Each tour contains its own unique experiences, starting point, and, amenities; choose your tour wisely.

 


future Fancy Ultimate Tour

Overview:
Designed for the urban adventurer, this chic tour features a suave picnic repast avec fermented ichor. Sit back, relax and let us give you the perfect and most memorable day. Enjoy a world class picnic meal and fresh seasonals with first class service. Luxurious trailhead drop-off and VIP parking. Book your tour today and indulge in the beauty and splendor of Forgotten Bottom. 

Activity Level: Mild to simpering

Minimum Distance to travel: 0.2 mi

Scenery: Exclusive

Cost: $75

Starting Point: 3401 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Please see GETTING THERE for details on your starting point.

Included in this tour:    
    Seated dining experience
    Beverages *BYOFB
    Escorted travel
    Butlered service for all your needs
    Wireless stereo headphones
    Umbrellas
    Historic Schuylkill-magig river viewing platform
    Curbside trailhead drop-off and VIP parking lot
    
    *PLEASE NOTE: While beverages will be served, for optimum pleasure it is recommended to Bring Your Own Favorite Bottle.
    
Performance Dioramas:
    Waiter, Waiter Don’t Tell Me, Pineapple Tango, Hoverboard Dating, Travelers, Lawn Jockeying, Portal Jump, Rutting Bucks, Finally Finale, and, Wash Away the Years. 
        Please make sure to venture out  onto the viewing deck for a historic glimpse of the city prison on the waterfront.

What to Bring:
    If you prefer you may BYOFB

What to Wear:
    Please don your most comfortable elegance for a most luxurious outdoor dining and performance experience.

Important: Audience members are instructed to arrive a few minutes early to find your way to the trail head. Each tour starts promptly at 50 minutes prior to sunset. Starting points will each have a Trail Head Guide to get you underway.

*ALL TOURS ARE RAIN OR SHINE. Trail Head Guides will have tour appropriate rain gear for you.

ALL TOURS ARE OUTSIDE. Please come in comfortable traveling shoes and weather appropriate attire. Some tours have specific attire requirements. Please make note of these lest you suffer a portal shift variance. Happy Travels!


Medieval RevElry Tour

Overview: *PARTIAL CLOSURE: Due to temporal anomalies, portions of this tour have been closed to the public. Adventurers who wish to purchase the Medieval Revelry Tour may do so but will be redirected for portions of their tour: either thru Rugged Primal or Nuclear Romance. Take a merry minstrel-led courtly romp well quaffed.

Activity Level: Light traipsing

Minimum Distance to travel: 0.8 mi

Scenery: Odiferous

Cost: $45

Starting Point: 3600 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Please see GETTING THERE for details on your starting point.

Included in this tour:
    Tamborines and marottes
    Complete map of all tours
    Up to two beverages.
    Pickens Bar
    Rain Gear

Performance Dioramas:
    Spool Joust, and, Traveler *SEE PARTIAL CLOSURE ABOVE

What to Bring:
    Headphones (portions of this tour require headphones for a more full experience.)
    If you have a particular instrument you enjoy playing on the walk you may also bring these to join in the revelry.
    ! Make and bring your own marotte and receive an extra beverage
What to Wear:
 Rich fall colors are best blend into the environment.

Important: Audience members are instructed to arrive a few minutes early to find your way to the trail head. Each tour starts promptly at 50 minutes prior to sunset. Starting points will each have a Trail Head Guide to get you underway.

*ALL TOURS ARE RAIN OR SHINE. Trail Head Guides will have tour appropriate rain gear for you.

ALL TOURS ARE OUTSIDE. Please come in comfortable traveling shoes and weather appropriate attire. Some tours have specific attire requirements. Please make note of these lest you suffer a portal shift variance. Happy Travels!


Nuclear Romance Tour

Overview: Enjoy glowing romance in a neotopic, semi-apocalyptic experience designed for the radiant, yet less rugged folks.. This tour includes limited seating and scooters for transportation.

Activity Level: Minimal to Moderate

Minimum Distance to travel: 0.8 mi

Scenery: Light greenery

Cost: $35

Starting Point: 3600 Grays Ferry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19146. Please see GETTING THERE for details on your starting point.

Included in this tour:    
    Tested rain gear
    Limited lawn chair seating is available.
    Irradiated water
    Limited scooters available

Performance Dioramas:
    Camper Hamper, The Uncurling Iron, Over the Geiger Counter, Double Dutch Portal Jump, Swing Set, Tired, and, Two Sheets to the Wind.

What to Bring:
    Headphones (portions of this tour require headphones for more full experience).
    If you want to guarantee your own seat, feel free to bring your own lawn chair.
    If you choose, you may bring your own scooter or other similar device.
    Optional Geiger Counters for IOS and Android Phones can be purchased here: Smart Geiger.

What to Wear:
    
**IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU WEAR BRIGHT YELLOW AS PART OF YOUR GARMENTS. NOT WEARING BRIGHT YELLOW COULD POTENTIALLY SEPARATE YOU FROM YOUR GROUP AND SHIFT YOU TO ANOTHER TOUR.

Important: Audience members are instructed to arrive a few minutes early to find your way to the trail head. Each tour starts promptly at 50 minutes prior to sunset. Starting points will each have a Trail Head Guide to get you underway.

*ALL TOURS ARE RAIN OR SHINE. Trail Head Guides will have tour appropriate rain gear for you.

ALL TOURS ARE OUTSIDE. Please come in comfortable traveling shoes and weather appropriate attire. Some tours have specific attire requirements. Please make note of these lest you suffer a portal shift variance. Happy Travels!


Rugged Primal Tour

Overview: Discover Forgotten Bottom in all its rusted, abandoned glory. Not for the faint at heart, Rugged Primal is the bare-bones, raw, elemental experience. That’s right, no mosquito repellent provided!

Activity Level: Moderate to Extreme

Minimum Distance to travel: 0.8 mi

Scenery: Exceptional

Cost: $35

Starting Point: 3650 Wharton St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 Please see GETTING THERE for details on your starting point.

Included in this tour:    
    Rain Gear
    Large carp and other fish carrion.
    Views of the Schuylkill River, Bartrams Garden, Old pivoting bridge, and, Woodlands Cemetery.
    All natural, man-made boulders.

Performance Dioramas:
    Fishing, Coming to the Bottom, On this Mound, and, Through the first Portal.

What to Bring:
    Headphones (portions of this tour require headphones for more full experience).

What to Wear:
    Please wear dull colors; browns and dark taupes as to not scare off any wildlife.
    If weather permits bare flesh is encouraged.
    NO BRIGHT COLORS.

Important: Audience members are instructed to arrive a few minutes early to find your way to the trail head. Each tour starts promptly at 50 minutes prior to sunset. Starting points will each have a Trail Head Guide to get you underway.

*ALL TOURS ARE RAIN OR SHINE. Trail Head Guides will have tour appropriate rain gear for you.

ALL TOURS ARE OUTSIDE. Please come in comfortable traveling shoes and weather appropriate attire. Some tours have specific attire requirements. Please make note of these lest you suffer a portal shift variance. Happy Travels!