It was in the 40s Saturday in Syracuse for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
There was still plenty of snow hanging around. But that didn’t deter thousands of partying people. The 33rd edition of the event was the setting for my weekly community blog for Syracuse Public Media site waer.org. You can read my column by clicking the link below. There are many more pictures, too.
We saw snow up top in the parking garage, and on the rooftop of Merchant Commons as I shot down on the city.
At ground level, though, we saw people wearing green for the parade.
Kids were happy. Parents were thrilled. Then we got cold and went home. Monday morning, I saw a pedistrian-caught video of a fight later that afternoon a block from the parade route, posted on syracuse.com. The accompanying story said no arrests were made, but the battle was plenty ugly. Too bad yahoos had to linger and brawl. You can Google it if you wish, but I’m not going to put the link here. I don’t want to give the combatants any more publicity.
What are your trademark signs of spring where you live? Do you enjoy big crowds like this or stay away, and why? Would you shoot and post a fight on the street video or run the other way, and why?