TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! EGAD!!! KANSAS CITY TURNS ITS BACK ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 2013!!!
Like it or not, here are some fun facts about today's smallish Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade . . .
THE CROWD FOR THE KANSAS CITY ST. PADDY'S DAY PARADE WAS AT AN ALL TIME LOW!!! DON'T BLAME THE WEATHER, IT HAS BEEN WORSE AND DRAWN GREATER ATTENDANCE!!!
On the bright side, Maria Menounos and her green, tight dress booty kinda makes it a bit better.
Nevertheless . . .
Like it or not, the rejection of the atheists as part of the parade put a damper on the festivities and reminded us that Kansas City's Irish celebration isn't as inclusive as we would like to believe . . .
Even worse . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES, THE TREND IN KANSAS CITY HAS BEEN TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE BIG PARADE AND HAVE SMALLER NEARLY PRIVATE CELEBRATIONS LIKE SNAKE SATURDAY IN BROOKSIDE!!!
In fact . . . This year "Snake Saturday" was a much bigger deal among the traditional KCMO Irish set and the Kansas City, MO parade was more of an afterthought for marching bands and other off-brand white people without a real connection to the old school Irish who used to run this city - Anybody with even a modicum of understanding about KC's Irish community knows what I mean . . . If not, go ask former Mayoral Candidate Mike Burke.
To wit . . .
IS IT TIME TO CANCEL THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE IN KANSAS CITY FOR NEXT YEAR?!?!?
Clearly, attendance and enthusiasm for the parade is dwindling and it's not like we need one more festival blocking city streets at the behest of a community that has mostly moved outside of city limits.
DEVELOPING . . .