16
Mar
09

st. patrick’s day in the irish channel

Part 2: The Parade

Honestly, I never cared all that much for parades.  The only parades I’ve ever seen are the Pegasus Parade and Louisville’s St. Patrick’s Day parade- neither are particularly exciting to folks over the age of 10. 

First of all, spectators don’t really participate too much.  They don’t dress up or really interact much with the procession.  Second, people atop floats are not hurling a million beads at you, nor are they tossing cabbages, lemons, carrots, garlic, underwear, garters, feather boas, plastic cars, plastic swords, plastic dog poo (see photo #9) or much of anything.  Third, you do not generally see a bunch of older gentlemen in kilts with bottles of Evan Williams hanging from their pockets handing out paper flowers to women in exchange for a kiss on the cheek (or more.) 

In other words, our parades in Louisville are pretty, er.. civilized.  Not so at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Irish Channel neighborhood of  New Orleans…

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Yes, those are garters on this man and child’s heads.

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This older gentleman was dancing to that song with the lyrics:  “she got them apple bottom jeans with the boots and the fur..”

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1 Response to “st. patrick’s day in the irish channel”


  1. 1 John Howard Payne
    March 17, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
    Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home;


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