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Old 04-04-2008, 08:46 AM   #51
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ha - is it really raining - damn, I didn't put my cape in my luggage (it is a heavy wool one and I was trying to save some weight)
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:38 PM   #52
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You're all arriving just in time to enjoy our delightful early April wind and rain, as usual.
Hope you brought your Inverness capes!
Unfortunately, I can't remember a decent day for this parade in 10 years.

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Old 04-04-2008, 06:51 PM   #53
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I have fond memories of making the trek down from Boston and back to march in the Tartan Day parade, and may do so again. As it happens, I'm playing for a production of Brigadoon this weekend and next, so will not be able to join in the festivities. ( I'm rather partial to the Belhaven at St Andrew's rather than the Tennant's, but be that as it may).

The last time I marched, as the lone piper for a collection of small clan represenations, it stopped raining just long enough for the parade to go on, then the heavens opened up again. Right, Bill?
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:51 AM   #54
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Right you are Bob!

And don't forget the trip up the stairs to the nose bleed section of Connolly's afterward for the after-party! Next time I make that trek I'm bringing bottled oxygen and a Sherpa guide!
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:23 AM   #55
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Oh well, another Tartan Day has come and gone. There was little media coverage given to this event. Scanning the TV news shows revealed that the media preferred to cover the various Little League baseball parades instead of the Tartan Day parade.
It's time for the current organizers to rethink the whole event and perhaps their involvement as well. As presently constituted, we are witnessing the complete meltdown of a once noble idea.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:01 AM   #56
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Oh well, another Tartan Day has come and gone. There was little media coverage given to this event. Scanning the TV news shows revealed that the media preferred to cover the various Little League baseball parades instead of the Tartan Day parade.
It's time for the current organizers to rethink the whole event and perhaps their involvement as well. As presently constituted, we are witnessing the complete meltdown of a once noble idea.
I was flipping between all the NYC news at 11:00 last night looking for some mention of it,and did'nt see a thing. Unless you have some personal ties to the scottish comunitty you would'nt even know it happened.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:23 AM   #57
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Oh well, another Tartan Day has come and gone. There was little media coverage given to this event. Scanning the TV news shows revealed that the media preferred to cover the various Little League baseball parades instead of the Tartan Day parade.
It's time for the current organizers to rethink the whole event and perhaps their involvement as well. As presently constituted, we are witnessing the complete meltdown of a once noble idea.
I think someone is missing the point. Would suggest watching less TV - if you have a set of pipes it is taking part that counts.

If however you are worried about the chance of a few drops of rain it is understandable that you have spent the weekend nailed-up indoors hopelessly flicking through channels.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:57 AM   #58
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What is it about some Scots that they have little foresight when it comes to organizing events. They never seem to factor the weather into the equation, nor do they think it should matter.
Tartan Day in NYC?, oh yes, let's hold in early April, perhaps the worst time of year here for wind and rain. February would be drier!
The Worlds? Guaranteed to be a deluge and dear Lord don't we all enjoy slogging through the mud after travelling thousands of miles.
The Scottish people I know are all absolutely sun deprived and would welcome a trip to somewhere warm. Why not give them a good reason to make the journey here other than the lights of Times Square?
You are having trouble attracting bands and individuals here as well because it is too close to St. Patrick's Day.
Here's a suggestion. Start looking inward and realize that the event is headed into the toilet via the express train unless changes are made. You might start by scheduling it in June.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:08 AM   #59
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Not a watertight theory - sunny and dry last two parades.

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What is it about some Scots that they have little foresight when it comes to organizing events.
Perhaps you should consider giving that insight to your own president.....it's called Iraq
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