St. Patrick's Day on Greenville Avenue: Just Some Good, Clean Fun in the CVS Parking Lot

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Just got back from a food run to Royal Thai, my first voyage into humanity all day, and I can happily report that it's safe to leave your home again. It's still going, this year's ode to binge drinking and dyed plastic and collapsing economies, but it's definitely dying down. I saw just one lone woman laid out on the sidewalk, and she looked downright conscious.

Seems like an all around good day. The police just sent along the day's stats: 12 cop calls, 13 towed cars, 214 parking tickets and two dozen or so arrests, including 16 for public intoxication and five biggies: three aggravated assaults, an assault on a public servant and a felony theft, almost definitely of a Sourdough Jack. (Note: These stats were updated at 10:04 p.m., per the updated police figures.)

Photog Mike Mezeul was on the scene. Some favorites are below, and there are 40 or so in this slideshow. We'll have more tomorrow, including photos from our Ryan Bingham concert. Hope you had a good one, and a safe one. We'll see you next year -- assuming Cubes likes what he saw.

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Valet parking
Valet parking

Nice party was organised by the CVS parking company on the opening day.They provides the best parking places in the middle of the city with lots of services and parking attendants.

todd
todd

We had a great fucking time at the parade.  Rode DART from Arapaho, it ran like clockwork.  By 9:30 AM, we found a spot on the southbound side of Greenville so there were no "kids near me crying becasue they couldnt get anything."  In fact, we were surrounded by some very cool urban hipsters and suburban soccer douches.  Mrs. drank wine and I drank beer, that we brought with us.  The closest thing to an ass whip was waiting in line for a pisser, but that was expected.     

Faulkdaddy74
Faulkdaddy74

Some people just can't have a good time.   We were at Lemmon and Greenville.  We got there aroudn 945.  Parked right there at the Bank.  PUlled our lawn chairs, ate food we brought and had a great time.  No fights, no issues, no BS.  If you choose to go down further by CVS and other areas where the parties were really going on, you choose to do it at your own risk.   Stay further north next time and have a great time.As far as parking goes, I agree with Cap856, while I have lived in the M streets and realize that sometimes you have to deal with people parking on your street, they never really blcok your driveway so having a nice parade to celebrate St. Patty's day shouldn't be done at the cost of having people park miles away.  Especially when you have kids to drag around.  Chill out for 1 day, have a drink, and breathe.  Let people park there for one day.

RONSTEVENSEMAIL
RONSTEVENSEMAIL

I wasn't going to write a comment but after reading this I though I would let a few of you in on a few other details that were left out. Parking HORRIABLE. I parked over a mile away while street after street I walked passed was plenty of parking but tons of home made no parking signs. Vendors obvisioly couldnt get a standard price for alchol either. I paid between $3-$6 for a budweiser bottle and $11 for a bushwacker. Plenty of food around however I didnt dare eat any of it.LADIES wow Plenty of them. However I felt like I was at a church parade. No boobs flashed for beads not 1 set I saw.The Police were absolut ASS HOLES. Not to mention the people running the gates at the block party afterwords. A ladie screamed for the cops because I wanted to leave... yea you read that right.As for the parade itself, Sorry Mark Cubin they did a poor job with your money. The parade was so poorly set up down greenville st. that only 1/2 the people who went to the parade were able to catch something from a float. While the other half was stuck 3 lanes and a grass median Away watching everyone else having a good time. It was sad to see all the kids near me crying becasue they couldnt get anything. Even the police gave kids and parents a hard time for going over the rail to get beeds just out of reach. Next time Mark. Load your plane full of $1's and fly high over Dallas/Fort Worth and Make it rain.

Rangers100
Rangers100

Dude.  It's a drunk fest for mallrat kids from the sprawl.  You were expecting way too much there.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I saw plenty of urban douchesters also. People with fedora's, and beards, and thrift store suit jackets.   

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Really, oh thanks!  Any stock tips for today?  Do you have an tips about how to open a jar?   

ps-I didn't say that ALL PARTS of every city are dirty-dude. 

Sam
Sam

The M-Streets (adjacent to HP) and Lakewood are hardly crowded and dirty. Maybe you mean  Addison.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

I didn't even look at the online photo collections...eff'ing waste of time.  But I did see plenty of urban hipsters.  I grew up in the city, never once did I consider moving back to the city-once I grew up.  Cities are nasty.  People fight there way out of crowded, dirty places....so I would move to a city for?  ?   ?   ??????    ?????

ps-Still can't find a reason.  Only in Dallas does a redneck thinks it's COOL to live in a city.  You are two steps removed from wearing a coon skin hat!

Rangers100
Rangers100

Oddly none of them made the online photo collections.  Just a whole lot of mallrat goodness. 

Go figure.

Ashley
Ashley

The dart rail was a nightmare but other then that, was a great day....must say the cops we encountered were in good spirits

NotMySTreet
NotMySTreet

To Mr. Stevens

You wrote

I wasn't going to write a comment but after reading this I though I would let a few of you in on a few other details that were left out. Parking HORRIABLE. I parked over a mile away while street after street I walked passed was plenty of parking but tons of home made no parking signs.

The signs were NOT homemade, they were printed by the City. They were placed on hundreds of streets within a five-mile radius of the party by volunteers who live in the area.

They were put there so WE who live here could get in and out of our neighborhood without finding cars blocking our driveways. They were put there so WE could have a fire engine or ambulance get down our street.

They were put there to keep idiots like you off our streets bitching at us for not giving you a free parking space with a valet service just 30 yards from the party.

Cap856
Cap856

Bullshit I live on Marquita and I wouldn't mind if they parked in front of my house. So speak for your self. St patricks day is once a year have a heart asswipe.

CheeryBitch
CheeryBitch

We were out there, in the Cowboy Chicken parking lot, no major issues seen..... except some serious fashion nightmares. 

 Kollagen Intensiv
Kollagen Intensiv

 It depends on what kind of music you like. My favorite bars are 8, Sofrano's, 180, Service Bar, Suede. When I go out I usually go to more than just one.

Cap856
Cap856

Too bad you didn't get to go too those bars they are all gone thanks too Angela Hunt and our great city.

MattL1
MattL1

It was a good time, generally. Everyone seemed to be in good spirits. 

Shamus Mcskank
Shamus Mcskank

I live seven blocks from the party, yet I could smell the stank from my backyard. congrats to all of you fine, Hummer driving parents, for raising our next generation of leaders.

Whitney Filloon
Whitney Filloon

Awesome pictures. Almost feels like I was there, except I don't smell like sweaty beer-stained ass.

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