From my view into Washington Square Park, it appeared attendance was quite light at today’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Estimates say the rain drove away more than 4/5 of the crowd that has attended in years past.
I’ve never been a big fan of parades, especially exceptionally lame parades like this one. I don’t mind floats and bands and dancers and whatnot, but it seems like 9/10ths of the KC St. Pat’s parade is made up of convertibles and trucks with slogans and advertisements on the side. Those bring no joy to anyone, regardless of how many Smar-Tees are thrown from them.