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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
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2013-01-18 10:28:21 AM  
2 votes:
St Patrick's Day = Amateur Hour
2013-01-18 10:23:37 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:22:25 PM  
1 vote:
Every time I hear the word "upscale", I reach for my gun.
2013-01-18 10:56:31 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:49:02 AM  
1 vote:
If you're not in Savannah, you're not doing St. Patties right.
2013-01-18 10:47:29 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:47:25 AM  
1 vote:
To be honest, I think this country could use a good piss-up every now and then.
2013-01-18 10:43:53 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:41:21 AM  
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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 10:38:53 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:37:35 AM  
1 vote:
Because if Dallas is known for one thing, it's class.
2013-01-18 10:35:01 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:30:52 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:27:56 AM  
1 vote:
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 10:24:37 AM  
1 vote:
"The difference between Shanty Irish and Lace Irish? Lace Irish pushes aside the curtain before they piss in the sink" - Jack McCoy, Law & Order
 
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