Saturday, March 10, 2018

SNAKE SATURDAY: FAMILY DRINKING EVENT REALLY JUST MIDDLE-CLASS EXCUSE TO AVOID KANSAS CITY URBAN LIFE???



Let's start with a caveat . . . Most of the plebs attending today's parade have pure hearts and merely desire a fun family time where drinking in public with a baby in tow is widely accepted - We wouldn't dare want to ruin their fun and a well-deserved respite from the ongoing war against the American working-class.

However . . .

There's no denying that the popularity of the Kansas City Snake Saturday Parade has exploded over the past few years . . . The inquiring minds of our blog community want to know why!!!

A bit of history about the parade from their website:

Parade Founder Mickey Finn tells the story of how Snake Saturday came to life in 1983. The concept started as a promotion for Rodeway Inn, with four floats, a Grand Marshal and co-founder, Bill Grigsby. It was cold outside, only about ten degrees. The parade took place in the motel parking lot, allowing people to view from their hotel rooms and the coffee shop.
Parade Founder Mickey Finn and co-founder Bill Grigsby

And what would a parade be without a winner of Best of Parade? A young lady on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle wearing a bright green bikini took home the honor. After the parade, the North Kansas City mayor turned to Mickey Finn and said, “We might as well take it to the street next year.” And as they say, “the rest is history”. The parade has celebrated every year since, regardless of weather conditions and always on the Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day.

That's actually a pretty great story that might not speak to Irish heritage but still reveals that gawking at hot chicks is a Kansas City tradition.

But back to the recent rise of Snake Saturday . . .

Like it or not, Kansas City St. Paddy's Day has become increasingly rough, violent, sometimes depraved and an altogether unseemly affair whilst Snake Saturday has essentially has served as a boozy family retreat.

Reactionaries and bitter old men will automatically blame Black youngsters for KC Parade vice but those same old codgers have seemingly never witnessed the off-putting sight of a fat sorority broad puking up green beer in the middle of Westport.

To be fair, over the past years gun play has been part of St. Paddy's festivities in KC proper. LGBT party-goers dominate the midtown "Irish" scene and tranny leprechauns sometimes scare prudish suburbanites, local Latino devotees to San Patricio always love to throw hard looks at each other and everyone else and politicos desperate for any advantage have also mired the parade.

Meanwhile, the Snake Saturday warm-up is a much more wholesome affair by comparison.

The minor tragedy here is that KCMO like the rest of the nation is having a hard time uniting people in the same public space. On the bright side, more drunken "family" public partying is always good for biz and the local bottom line.

You decide . . .

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Split the difference.

Go to both.

You can never have enough drunken gatherings during Lent.

Jameson said...

Totally disagree, Snake Saturday is a traditional Irish occasion where Saint Patrick was taking a break from driving out the snakes and witnessed a lass in a tight dress and suddenly exclaimed: "Damn look at those titties!"

Anonymous said...

So what you're saying is that KCMO St. Patrick's day is actually more fun?

True.

let the housewives have their day of public drunkenness.

It's the Irish thing to do!

Anonymous said...

That poor girl looks scared to death with that snake wrapped around her!

Anonymous said...

Let's wear stupid green hats and get drunk and throw up. There is a good reason the real Irish (i.e., the ones in Ireland) don't do all that stupid St. Patrick's Day shit.

Anonymous said...

Snake Saturday is a great place to feel up drunk chicks, before deciding which one to actually fuck.

Anonymous said...

Snake Saturday is a great place to feel up drunk chicks, before deciding which one to actually fuck.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Has obviously never been to Ireland for the st. Patrick's Day celebration.

Anonymous said...

New Years Eve, St. Patrick's Day are for rookies. Smart drunks know better than to go out with the drunken masses then. Smaller more quaint drunken orgies are the way to go.

Anonymous said...

The Irish are the negro of Europe.

Super Dave said...

More proof that idiots, beer and amature drinkers no matter what color the beer is don't mix well together in public.

Anonymous said...

There are no open containers allowed at the parade. You have to drink inside the bars. Read up a little bit Tony your fucking bonehead

Anonymous said...

YOU

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid that the bigger and more popular Snake Saturday gets, the closer it gets to extinction. It won't be too many more years before troublemakers drift into NKC and cause major trouble. Then, it's bye-bye to the celebration.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it a bit ironic that St. Patrick was able to drive the Snakes out of Ireland, but nobody has ever been able to drive the "Cobras" out of Snake Saturday?

Anonymous said...

Agree. And if some Irish step dancing troupe wanted to march in a Kwanza or MLK parade all hell would break loose.

Anonymous said...

Warning about next year's Snake Parade in NKC. Stay out of the fast food places on Armour/210 highway and Burlington. We encountered a bunch of really drunk people driving erratically and stinking up the places around 8 p.m. One guy pulled into a parking lot and just kept driving up and over the curb. Nice people should just go home after the parade is over, because the meth heads and drunks take over after that. NKC is becoming a real mud hole in every sense of the word.