'Irish' out painting town green
There were a lot of drunken Irish people wandering around the city tonight. Okay, Irish 15 times removed but if they can wear a green top, then they're Irish. I was out at a friend's birthday dinner but in every bar were remnants of the start of St Patricks Week in Chicago.
Today was the North Side parade
, when the river is dyed green
and everyone pretends they're Irish. Tomorrow is what is considered to be the real deal on the South Side
. It is said that 15% of all American's tell of Irish ancestry and Chicago along with New England, Boston, New York and San Francisco has a big Irish influence.
Chicago has celebrated Paddy's day since 1843 and tonight and for the rest of this week green beer will be drunk in pubs, the river will have a greener look than normal and buildings downtown will have a green hue about them.
I need to go to bed because my indoor team are in the play-off finals tomorrow morning. A 9.30am semi-final game, followed by the final if we win. All this going on of course while the Addicks play Middlesbrough
. No Malcolm Christie
or Tony Christie
thank god, but lets hope Charlton can provide some entertainment.