And here in Podunk, FL, the city fathers (well, police anyway) have declared it a major no-no to drink alcoholic beverages in a parade. The biggest parade hereabouts is the "Springtime Tallahassee" parade, which is having it's 30th anniversary (I think) this year. With nice weather, it usually draws about 200,000 folks to town. I suspect there is a good bit of puffery in that number. Our little "family" style St Patrick's parade, on the other hand, is scarcely a mile walk,and probably draws 3-5 thousand. This is the 6th edition next Saturday. The parade is so short that I suppose we could survive without a drink during the parade. Guess we'll have to make do with "holy water." The local stuff is not as good, at least to my taste, as Irish poteen, but it shares the quality of seeming innocuosness in a water bottle.