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Jams
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"Area's Irish roots give a reason to celebrate

Thousands to pack Michigan Avenue near downtown for the 48th annual Detroit St. Patrick's Day parade"

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060309/M ETRO/603090384/1003

I'm 1/2 Scots, but this is a must-do event for me each year.
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Gravitymachine
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i'm part scot too, and I love it :-)


I had the best time 2 years ago when it was like 70 and sunny, perfect march parade weather :D
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Jqls
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The parade is one of the best events in Detroit that comes every year. A lot of people do not know about it. Which might be a good thing because there is already a butt load of people down there. Especially when it was 70 degrees that year. That kind of weather also makes it nice for the race before the parade.
Drink up!!!!
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Spaceman_spiff
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I often find myself bringing a friend to Detroit for the first time for this event. They are continously amazed at the spectacle of the parade, the party at the gaelic league, music at corktown tavern and the understated beauty of corktown itself. I'll be there this weekend, look for the guy drinking in the green shirt. lol.
P.S. Weatherbug says 6o degrees this St. Patty's
-Spiff
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Supersport
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Those Corktowners get outta hand during this event. I'm staying as far away as possible. :-)
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Jams
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Supersport is a pussy,


Oh damn, I thought this was Hot Fudge
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Jqls
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I too always bring what I call "A Parade Virgin" every year. Sometimes two, three, etc.. and everyone of them is also in total shock of the fun and amount of people that attend.

Yes guy in green shirt drinking, but my shirt will say kiss me I'm Irish. lol
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Paulc
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Any suggestions in terms of where to park, etc.? I plan on attending and joining the festivities at Nemo's - however I historically took a shuttle or party bus - but this year I'm riding in solo. Anyone?
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Evelethcdenver
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Ahh, St.Patrick's Day. When you can sip on some Mickey's and follow it with a little Guiness. A happy day for all!!
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Jqls
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Paulc

Park right behind Tiger Stadium for $10 or you can park in some of the neighborhoods near by for free. Even at the MGM casino, not a far walk.

Nemos is a blast, but check our lager house, and some others too. Lager house always has a good mix of it's regular trendy customers along with some middle aged drunk people good time. Also can't beat the galeic league
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Paulc
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Thanks Jqls. I hadn't even thought of MGM - that's not a bad idea. Yeah, Lager and the Gaelic League were on my radar too... you can't go wrong bar-hoppin' down Michigan Ave. - it's going to be a blast! Thanks again - cheers.
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Jqls
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Another note Paulc if you are going to hang on the street and watch the parade for the few hours it goes by. Bring your own beer and save yourself a few bucks. You can bring a red cup to pour it in if you would like to be totally safe, but the police are cool about drinking down there.
Have fun and Cheers you too.
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Rbdetsport
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Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 5:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

IRISH PRIDE!
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Kathleen
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Posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 - 11:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Shamrocks are all set on Michigan Ave....painted on the street and hanging from the lamp posts...and the Gaelic League was doing a brisk business tonight...with music and dancing!!!

Parade on!!!
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Brandon48202
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Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 12:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Parade Today! Come on down to Corktown!
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Brandon48202
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And they're off!Race
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Brandon48202
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race2
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Motorcitymayor2026
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How was the parade and festivities today?? PERFECT day for the event!
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Jams
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Posted on Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 10:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Parade was as usual a lot of fun, couldn't walk a block without running into an old friend. I have to admit I wasn't thrilled about all the cover charges this year at the various bars. I understand they have an opportunity to make a bunch of money from the suburbanites that come down, but can't they just raise the prices without the cover?
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Jqls
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36:30, why pay covers at the bar. Hang out in the street after the race, during the parade, and after. Then go in the bars and pay no cover. Why sit in a bar during the parade, that's stupid.
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Jams
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Jqls,
I've been doing this parade for over 10 years. Believe me we don't sit in the bar. Our usual MO is to slip into the bars along the route grab a quick shot and a beer and head back out to the parade with beer in hand or stop into several of the lofts my friends live in along the parade route on Michigan, grab a beer and watch the parade from the windows. Just was a bit of a shock for covers this year aside from the Gaelic League, which I've always happily paid.
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Hunchentoot
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Posted on Monday, March 13, 2006 - 1:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Video
Pictures
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Jqls
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Jams,
Sorry only 7 years here...., run the race every year and bring a group of about 25 suburbanites down there. Hung out all day and night did not pay one cover.

By the way so your whole ten year comment was an assumption that you are better than me?????? Are you better than me????
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Steelworker
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THANKS you SLOWS Bar BQ for a great day. I liked all the bands that played after the parade. wonderfull place and decent people.
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Kathleen
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Brought Mom (nee Mahoney) down for her first-ever St. Paddy's Day Parade and had a great time.

Freep story (see accompanying link to photo gallery): http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060313/NEW S01/603130374/1003

Detroit News story: http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060313/M ETRO/603130351/1003
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Machoken
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Hunchentoot - while I'd like to be able to say I ran the Corktown Marathon yesterday, sadly it was only 4 miles.
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Blondy
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BEST PARADE EVER!!!!!!!!!
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Hunchentoot
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Machoken -

Maybe I should go change that. On the other hand, it sounds more impressive the way I have it and I don't claim to be some sort of journalist. I'm a reckless hipster internet blogger spreading rumors!

P.S. I hear they're gonna tear down the RenCen this summer!
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Gravitymachine
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wow, there was a HUGE turnout!

good times, good times :-)
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Toolbox
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quote:

Blondy

BEST PARADE EVER!!!!!!!!!




Congratulations to the both of you.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 8:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroit Irish Societies' photos from this year's parade: http://www.flickr.com/photos/d etroitirish/sets/7205759408116 0107/
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Gravitymachine
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a few pics of mine from outside the lager house:
http://tinyurl.com/hmegj
http://tinyurl.com/zzvlw
http://tinyurl.com/zblv7

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