Everyone In Delano Showed Their Irish Pride During The St. Patrick's Parade

Let me begin by saying that I haven not been to a St. Patrick's Day parade in Wichita since the days when KAKE weatherman Jim O'Donnell used to be in them.  After having such a fun time at this year's parade, I will make sure it won't be a decade before I go to another one.  Of course my favorite part of the parade was the people.  Both the ones in the parade and the ones who came out to watch it.  i think what I loved so much is it is one of the few times a year that people are not afraid to dress up in daylight and look foolish.  I mean seriously, how awesome is it to see thousands of people walking around with funny green hats and green framed glasses.  It also got me thinking.  How many of the people at the parade are actually Irish, or have Irish ancestry.  I can't say I do, but I still still out there representing with my green on.    

Hands down, the best red leprechaun beard I saw all day.

Hands down, the best red leprechaun beard I saw all day.

Thousands of people should up for the parade in Delano.

Thousands of people should up for the parade in Delano.

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This guy was getting interviewed for one of the local TV stations.  

This guy was getting interviewed for one of the local TV stations.  

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Trying to get a view of the parade by any means necessary.

Trying to get a view of the parade by any means necessary.

I also finally got to meet the guys who record the @Wichitopia podcast!  They had a great view of the parade!

I also finally got to meet the guys who record the @Wichitopia podcast!  They had a great view of the parade!

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I was hoping he would hit a wheelie.  But he never did.

I was hoping he would hit a wheelie.  But he never did.

The vagabonds enjoying the view in front of the Vagabond.

The vagabonds enjoying the view in front of the Vagabond.

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I saw this lady doing characters.  The top one on the right is supposed to be Usher...  Close, but not quite.

I saw this lady doing characters.  The top one on the right is supposed to be Usher...  Close, but not quite.

Even the workers at Pizza Hut stopped to watch the parade for a bit.

Even the workers at Pizza Hut stopped to watch the parade for a bit.

I found this so odd.  Confederate reenactors celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  Wasn't Kansas a free state?  I didn't see any union soldiers at all.

I found this so odd.  Confederate reenactors celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  Wasn't Kansas a free state?  I didn't see any union soldiers at all.

A parade isn't a parade without the Weinermobile.

A parade isn't a parade without the Weinermobile.

Apparently she wears the pants in that family!

Apparently she wears the pants in that family!

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That leprechaun was digging for gold. 

That leprechaun was digging for gold. 

On the outside looking in.

On the outside looking in.

There were a lot of people eating and watching the parade.  Pretty awesome if you ask me.

There were a lot of people eating and watching the parade.  Pretty awesome if you ask me.

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Of course the Mexican street vendors were all around the Irish themed parade.

Of course the Mexican street vendors were all around the Irish themed parade.

Somebody gets bored easily.

Somebody gets bored easily.

The Rasta-Irish were represented well at the st. Patty's Day parade.

The Rasta-Irish were represented well at the st. Patty's Day parade.

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The Monarch was one of the places to be during the parade.  I had a Guiness or two... heck or three while I was there.

The Monarch was one of the places to be during the parade.  I had a Guiness or two... heck or three while I was there.

(In my Kermit The Frog voice) - It's not easy being green. 

(In my Kermit The Frog voice) - It's not easy being green. 

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I thought I was on an acid trip for a second.

I thought I was on an acid trip for a second.

 

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