Saturday, April 3, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Parade

I went to the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Jackson this year for the 2nd time. Last year was -- if I may borrow an overused word by today's youth -- epic. This year was fun, but didn't quite measure up to last year. We didn't get there early enough to get good "seats" (standing spots?) and I was tired from my sister's birthday party the night before. Anyway, I did get lots of beads and saw a ton of interesting floats and float-riders. However, this dude was the most entertaining part of the day.

Technically, parade spectators are supposed to stay behind the barricades. However, people (mostly children) often stand in front of them to be more of a part of the parade. This guy wanted to make his presence known.
First he was pacing back and forth as the floats passed, shouting at them for "the good beads." Then he began his performance, as seen below.

Move over, Beyonce! After the booty-shaking stopped, the strip-tease commenced.

Then the cops showed up to reprimand him and told him to get behind the barricade like the rest of the adults.

But he didn't let The Man get him down. His St. Patrick's Day spirit could not be squelched.

Long live this dude! He knows how to party, in front of God and everybody. I hope he is in the same spot next year.
Now, who else thinks this guy looks like John Wiggins????

Nashville Sightings

Saw this in a thrift store. Funny!

A real snowman!

I bet Anna Frances Duggan would like to try this joint.