Well, I have to say that the St Patrick's Day parade in Belfast was a total and utter disgrace. The organizers should be ashamed at themselves for allowing such a shambles to go ahead.
According to the Discover Northern Ireland web site:
The 2008 St Patrick`s Day Parade and Concert promises to offer a carnival atmosphere for all the family.
Sad to say, the parade did not live up to the promises and we didn't stick around long enough to see the concert. Instead, we took a relaxing walk along the Lagan Towpath before heading back to one of our favourite pubs for a pint of Guinness.