and that's how many were reported to be lining the route of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. We were poised precariously on a second story ledge outside a window of our hotel waiting for our Princess and her high school marching band to appear in the crowded street below. They came, they played, they conquered!
Here is a short clip (sorry it looks so fuzzy) of the Best Youth Band: Shorecrest High School Band, Shoreline Washington as awarded by the official St. Patrick's Festival organization.
Congratulations, kids. You did a great job and we were thrilled to be able to see it.
The Drummer Girl concentrating:
These balloons were huge and cool, and right in front of our kids.
What a crowd!