Tuesday, March 22, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Spring Break has come and gone and I'm back in Boston now with fresh material. On Sunday, the city of Boston celebrated Saint Patrick's Day in Southie with the annual parade. Lots of floats, area marching bands, and drunk college students could be found on one of the biggest party days in the city. 

Parade-goers flooded the Red Line for the hours before and after the parade, clogging up the stations in and around downtown and South Boston. To get to the parade myself, I took the Red Line from Downtown Crossing to Broadway. What normally would be around a 5 minute trip took over a half hour. People were packed onto the trains just like sardines. This is the scene from inside Broadway station. 

Spectacles in the parade included a float with St. Patrick, lots of tricked-out cars, marching bands from area high schools, green Duck Boats, and people dressed in period-clothing shooting off muskets, just to name a few. Take a look.

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