Lured to the parade by the rallying sounds of bagpipes and marching drums, I was surprised to find so many extravagant costumes at Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. In true Smaltimore style, I saw a few familiar faces from High School days and from around Mount Vernon. But true to mini-metropolitan form, I saw mostly new faces celebrating the widely beloved holiday. As I weaved through the excitement surrounding all of the talented and dedicated musicians, their kindness and camaraderie was palpable. I didn’t find a literal pot of gold, but I did find myself in a real melting pot of happy and charismatic people.
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