Saturday, March 20, 2010
Irishmen from church and state strutted their stuff down the green line in the middle of 5th Avenue last Wednesday.
I don't think it is unfair to note there was a corpulent theme going on among the many bands, police and dignitaries.
Mayor Bloomberg working the crowd was a fast moving exception.
This energetic drummer was a different sort of exception ...
as was this horn player from Cathedral School.
After marching, father and son made their way through the crowds.
It was very clear that the main festivities, the imbibing of Guiness, etc., would come later, off the street. No drinking was allowed on the parade route. I was left with the feeling that I had seen the opening moments of a long party that wasn't quite underway yet.