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(Eater)   Dallas officials say that this year's St Patrick's Day parade will be less of a sloppy-drunk frat party and more of an "upscale" family party. Apparently none of them have never been to an Irish family party   (dallas.eater.com) divider line 77
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2013-01-18 10:06:29 AM
Go ahead and do that. Meanwhile, I'mma try to do brunch at Doyle's this year, and check out the Murphys...
 
2013-01-18 10:22:52 AM
Um, yea, I'm sure there will be a total family atmosphere in the Barley House.
 
2013-01-18 10:23:02 AM
Haha! All my Irish friends who are attending have been preparing for the last couple months. Their rule - the kids stay at home. I may even go just to see these upscale families take in the awesome, amazing spectacle that is Irish fun.
 
2013-01-18 10:23:37 AM
My town tried to do that for years. Every year they would make a big stink about "Look, we aren't going to tolerate the wild party and whole town being drunk again this year! seriously guys!"

All it did was generate news paper headlines pointing out to anyone who didn't know, that town was a wild party drunk fest that day, and that they should come join in the fun.
 
2013-01-18 10:24:37 AM
"The difference between Shanty Irish and Lace Irish? Lace Irish pushes aside the curtain before they piss in the sink" - Jack McCoy, Law & Order
 
2013-01-18 10:25:00 AM
If the children stay home who are we going to use for the leprechaun toss?
 
2013-01-18 10:26:49 AM
For sure it is an evil spite
And breaking to the heart
For an Irishman to see a fight
And not be taking part.


And after a few beers, everyone at the parade in Dallas will be Irish.
 
2013-01-18 10:26:57 AM
Apparently none of them have never been to an Irish family party

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2013-01-18 10:27:56 AM
Couldn't they sort the town into zones for party type? I've long felt that they could do that with Ocean City Maryland, where civil families routinely come into conflict with what we will call a more party-minded demographic. Noise ordinances and whatnot could be different in different parts of town, and visitors could choose their hotel/condo accordingly.
 
2013-01-18 10:28:21 AM
St Patrick's Day = Amateur Hour
 
2013-01-18 10:30:52 AM
st patrick's day in new orleans is pretty family friendly and booze fueled. i guess having a parade and floats and allowing people to drink outside means family fun.

/ actually, that is the difference. most of america forbids people from drinking in public. that means you have to be in a bar. bars are not places for kids. so, you want family fun, let people drink in the streets.
 
2013-01-18 10:30:56 AM
Ohhhhhhh, we drink and we fight we drink and we fight
And we drink and we fight and we drink and we fight
And we drink and we fight and we drink and we fight
And then we go home to our wives.

/Irish side of my family gets along about as well as cats in a sack
//Dad's excuse for being uncouth is "I'm only 150 years out of Ireland."
 
2013-01-18 10:35:01 AM
Would you deprive a muslim of his right to pray to Mecca?

Why would you deprive an Irishman of his right to get obnoxiously drunk in public?
 
2013-01-18 10:36:37 AM
Oh for sure, a more sober St. Patties day'll catch on big time.
 
2013-01-18 10:37:35 AM
Because if Dallas is known for one thing, it's class.
 
2013-01-18 10:38:53 AM
Does anyone do family stuff for Saint Patrick's Day? Maybe if you are actually Irish you would, but it's not like it's a holiday where you make trips to see grandma or get the day off school.

If it weren't for the drinking and partying, it'd be about as notable of a holiday as Arbor Day, is what I'm saying.
 
2013-01-18 10:41:21 AM

Wade_Wilson: Does anyone do family stuff for Saint Patrick's Day? Maybe if you are actually Irish you would, but it's not like it's a holiday where you make trips to see grandma or get the day off school.

If it weren't for the drinking and partying, it'd be about as notable of a holiday as Arbor Day, is what I'm saying.


Depends on the town. In Boston, St. Patrick's is damn near holy. Dallas, mebbee not so much...
 
2013-01-18 10:42:42 AM

abhorrent1: i184.photobucket.com


Hey! Stop stereotyping the Irish before I give you a pair of Irish Sunglasses:

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Oh, and just in case the cops are searching people with metal detectors, I'll be at E. University and Greenville Ave handing out party favors to all the revelers*:

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*No I won't, you couldn't pay me to go to Dallas.
 
2013-01-18 10:43:53 AM

drongozone: St Patrick's Day = Amateur Hour


We have the same problem here in St. Louis with Mardi Gras and St. Patty's Day. As a former Soulard neighborhood resident I can confirm that almost everyone arrested at those were under 25 and from outside the 270/255 loop.

/My yard is not your toilet
//Thank goodness I moved
 
2013-01-18 10:44:13 AM

drongozone: St Patrick's Day = Amateur Hour


And New Years Eve
And Cinco De Mayo
And My 18th Birthday
And...
 
2013-01-18 10:45:34 AM

Weigard: Because if Dallas is known for one thing, it's class.


What amuses me about this comment is that a Dallas resident would not notice the sarcasm.
 
2013-01-18 10:47:25 AM
To be honest, I think this country could use a good piss-up every now and then.
 
2013-01-18 10:47:29 AM

fireclown: Couldn't they sort the town into zones for party type? I've long felt that they could do that with Ocean City Maryland, where civil families routinely come into conflict with what we will call a more party-minded demographic. Noise ordinances and whatnot could be different in different parts of town, and visitors could choose their hotel/condo accordingly.


Ive thought about that too. Leave the south for the more loud stuff since most of its there and leave the family crap up north.

Im real tired of people trying to make events mroe "family" friendly. A lot of people go to these things to get away from their families. When we go tailgating for punkin chunkin in Delaware there is one rule No Kids! And its worked for years and we love it.
 
2013-01-18 10:48:47 AM

Wade_Wilson: Does anyone do family stuff for Saint Patrick's Day? Maybe if you are actually Irish you would, but it's not like it's a holiday where you make trips to see grandma or get the day off school.

If it weren't for the drinking and partying, it'd be about as notable of a holiday as Arbor Day, is what I'm saying.


The SO did regular parade marching then Irish music/dance/food/etc while growing up. We might try going to the Irish Gaelic club this year but then again, madhouse.
 
2013-01-18 10:49:01 AM

PacManDreaming: Oh, and just in case the cops are searching people with metal detectors, I'll be at E. University and Greenville Ave handing out party favors to all the revelers*:


Plastic? Better than nothing I guess.
 
2013-01-18 10:49:02 AM
If you're not in Savannah, you're not doing St. Patties right.
 
2013-01-18 10:50:41 AM
NONE OF THEM ... HAVE NEVER BEEN!

NONE OF THEM ... HAVE NEVER BEEN!

NONE OF THEM ... HAVE NEVER BEEN!
 
2013-01-18 10:54:37 AM

pute kisses like a man: st patrick's day in new orleans is pretty family friendly and booze fueled. i guess having a parade and floats and allowing people to drink outside means family fun.

/ actually, that is the difference. most of america forbids people from drinking in public. that means you have to be in a bar. bars are not places for kids. so, you want family fun, let people drink in the streets.


I'll never forget the year I played a tin whistle for 'whiskey in the jar' and led an impromptu band of about 40 amateur drunk musicians down Magazine during St. Pat's. It devolved to a reel, but, eh, what the hell.

/I miss going to the big Rue
 
2013-01-18 10:55:23 AM
As my Irish great grandmother would always say after finishing her first glass of wine/beer/whatever "a bird can't fly on one wing". Course what she thought was a bird seemed to have half a dozen wings........
 
2013-01-18 10:56:31 AM

drongozone: St Patrick's Day = Amateur Hour


Actually it's Amateur Night part II. New Years of course being the original Amateur Night.
 
2013-01-18 10:57:37 AM
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Lets mix it up and do it classy this year alright babe?
 
2013-01-18 10:59:14 AM

drongozone: St Patrick's Day = Amateur Hour


I was going to ask you to explain yourself until I saw where you're from.
 
2013-01-18 11:03:05 AM

Wade_Wilson: Does anyone do family stuff for Saint Patrick's Day? Maybe if you are actually Irish you would, but it's not like it's a holiday where you make trips to see grandma or get the day off school.


Well, I know when I lived in Kansas City everyone would bring their families out downtown to watch the St. Patrick's Day parade. Sure, there would be a float or two, maybe some bagpipers, but mostly it was just an endless display of this:

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Black youth marching drum corps with little 8 year old girls grinding on the pavement. If that isn't in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I don't know what is.
 
2013-01-18 11:06:44 AM

trappedspirit: NONE OF THEM ... HAVE NEVER BEEN!

NONE OF THEM ... HAVE NEVER BEEN!

NONE OF THEM ... HAVE NEVER BEEN!


No never had none.
 
2013-01-18 11:07:22 AM
 
2013-01-18 11:10:59 AM
i.imgur.com

As an Irish-American, I take offense to the stereotype of the Irish being drunk all the time. I'm only drunk some of the time.
 
2013-01-18 11:11:14 AM

groppet: Im real tired of people trying to make events mroe "family" friendly. A lot of people go to these things to get away from their families. When we go tailgating for punkin chunkin in Delaware there is one rule No Kids! And its worked for years and we love it.


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Oh, happy day!
 
2013-01-18 11:12:17 AM
The stupid part is if you did go to a genuine Irish St Patrick's Day parade in any Irish town or city, it's all about the kids. The drinking starts later.
 
2013-01-18 11:12:56 AM
My in-laws family motto: Is this a family fight, or can anyone jump in?
 
2013-01-18 11:18:52 AM

theurge14: Wade_Wilson: Does anyone do family stuff for Saint Patrick's Day? Maybe if you are actually Irish you would, but it's not like it's a holiday where you make trips to see grandma or get the day off school.

Well, I know when I lived in Kansas City everyone would bring their families out downtown to watch the St. Patrick's Day parade. Sure, there would be a float or two, maybe some bagpipers, but mostly it was just an endless display of this:

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Black youth marching drum corps with little 8 year old girls grinding on the pavement. If that isn't in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I don't know what is.


How dare you denigrate their appropriation if Irish kulture!
 
2013-01-18 11:19:21 AM

theurge14: Wade_Wilson: Does anyone do family stuff for Saint Patrick's Day? Maybe if you are actually Irish you would, but it's not like it's a holiday where you make trips to see grandma or get the day off school.

Well, I know when I lived in Kansas City everyone would bring their families out downtown to watch the St. Patrick's Day parade. Sure, there would be a float or two, maybe some bagpipers, but mostly it was just an endless display of this:

[i.imgur.com image 700x421]

Black youth marching drum corps with little 8 year old girls grinding on the pavement. If that isn't in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I don't know what is.


Black Irish is still Irish.
 
2013-01-18 11:23:28 AM

drxym: The stupid part is if you did go to a genuine Irish St Patrick's Day parade in any Irish town or city, it's all about the kids. The drinking starts later.


i kind of thought this was the case. I'm not irish, but our st patrick's day parade goes through our 'irish channel', an historically irish part of town. it is definitely for children. there are marching bands, floats, people handing out cabbages, a number of social groups marching, and children running around having a great time.

of course, people are also drinking, but it's day time drinking. that's practically sober by new orleans' standards.

/ and then night time comes, the parades end, and there's more jameson in everyone's bellies.
 
2013-01-18 11:26:34 AM

drongozone: St Patrick's Day = Amateur Hour


Agreed. The one day of the year I don't drink.

/Irish.
 
2013-01-18 11:31:14 AM
i524.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 11:34:18 AM
Greenville Ave vs. the M streets... Rock on, Big D, rock on.
 
2013-01-18 11:35:42 AM
Too bad lower greenville is all but dead because the road construction killed it
 
2013-01-18 11:37:15 AM
Merry Christmas

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2013-01-18 11:46:59 AM
There will be piss and vomit running through the streets. Piss, vomit, blood, semen, pus, saliva, tears, sweat, bile and stomach acid will wash the streets like a cleansing rain.
 
2013-01-18 11:52:55 AM

pute kisses like a man: i kind of thought this was the case. I'm not irish, but our st patrick's day parade goes through our 'irish channel', an historically irish part of town. it is definitely for children. there are marching bands, floats, people handing out cabbages, a number of social groups marching, and children running around having a great time.

of course, people are also drinking, but it's day time drinking. that's practically sober by new orleans' standards.



The New Orleans Irish Channel parade is badass. You people are crazy. Not just drinking crazy, but cabbage-throwing crazy. Who throws cabbages at a crowd? I'll tell ya who: Slightly drunk New Orleanians. That might not be the biggest, or booziest parade in the crescent city, but it's one of the most fun.
 
2013-01-18 12:19:35 PM

fireclown: pute kisses like a man: i kind of thought this was the case. I'm not irish, but our st patrick's day parade goes through our 'irish channel', an historically irish part of town. it is definitely for children. there are marching bands, floats, people handing out cabbages, a number of social groups marching, and children running around having a great time.

of course, people are also drinking, but it's day time drinking. that's practically sober by new orleans' standards.


The New Orleans Irish Channel parade is badass. You people are crazy. Not just drinking crazy, but cabbage-throwing crazy. Who throws cabbages at a crowd? I'll tell ya who: Slightly drunk New Orleanians. That might not be the biggest, or booziest parade in the crescent city, but it's one of the most fun.


it's kind of a special time. there's a calm that takes over the city after carnivale ends. people go on lent, partying slows down, people have to work to make up for all the lost days over mardi gras. so, there's this well earned lull in partying.

then st patrick's day comes along, and since it's a saint's day, it's a dispensation from fasting, so you can bust out the dusty booze bottles and put pork in your cabbage.

also, the parade doesn't go to the french quarter, so you skip a certain tourist demographic that tends to be looking for something different.
 
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