It is crazy how many people were down around Fountain Square and the parade route and there was lots of free stuff and fun going on around the parade. It was SO freaking cold though. It had snowed earlier in the day and while it was dry for us it was so cold until the sun came out at the very end! The parade was some old baseball players from The Big Red Machine, current players (including my favourite Bronson Arroyo), marching bands, Senators, council members and a whole bunch of other random stuff! Everyone seemed really excited about the Budweiser Clydesdales for some reason as well even though Bob Evans and some others had Clydesdales, too.
We wanted to get tickets but scalpers were selling standing room only tickets for $100 each so we decided to head back home. We did stop at Skyline Chili first which was INSANE because it was free coney day. Normally when you go to Skyline you get your food literally in under 5 minutes. We probably waited close to 45 minutes it was crazy! The staff were handling it all really well though and it was, as always, delicious. The Reds ended up losing 3-1 after 13 innings so it was probably best we didn't stay for the game anyway.
Like I mentioned it was freezing so my outfit was more practical, if you can call not wearing a coat practical, than stylish:
St. Patrick's Day Cincinnati Reds Hat
Cincinnati Reds V-Neck (hidden under 2 layers)
Cincinnati Bearcats Hoodie
Gap Puffy Vest
Old Navy Sweetheart Jeans
New Balance Gym Shoes
What baseball team do you support? Does your team have big opening day celebrations? Apologies if I don't reply to comments/posts asap but I will be on a plane home to Glasgow as this goes live tonight!
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