“This is a rain or shine event,” was what we were told for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade, celebrating Ireland national holiday. Sure enough, it rained but all the performers withstood the elements and marched through the downpour with resolve.
15th March 2009, the day of the event started out bright and sunny but took a turn for the worse as the parade nears commencement. Spirits were high despite the wet weather with school bands and street performers continuing playing their musical instruments. The audiences were fantastic and sporting with many standing in the rain with umbrella snapping pictures of the marching contingents.
As for us, it will take more than rain to bring Vader and his band of fearless troopers down!
This is a pictures intensive post. If one doesn’t feel like looking, check out the youtube video below instead.
My senior who was with me during last year xmas kettling. A great guy.
Pics were taken by friends of the Garrison, namely my buddy Nick and also Joe and wife Rebeca from here.