St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March with the Debatable Lands!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Did you know that the Barony is marching in the Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade this Saturday? Did you know you can come march, too?  Here’s the info from our organizer, Yingling:

We have been invited to march in the St Patrick’s Day Parade. This is an opportunity to introduce Pittsburgh to the Barony and the SCA. We have 30 slots for marchers and are alloted room for a truck pulling a trailer. However, the “30” is considered more of a guideline than a rule. The More the MErrier is the official stance!

Come on out and march with the Baroness. Show off your best garb and/or armor. Come fight! Come dance!

Some Rules:
This is a family event
No alcohol at any point during the parade.
No throwing things. (i.e. Candy or beads)
No political statements or displays.
No stopping the parade.
There must be a marcher at each of the 2 front tires of the truck as well as at the tires of the trailer.

The details:
The time to report is 9AM. The location is Liberty Ave, Strip District, between 21st and 26th Street.

I will be down there with our float which will consist of a White pick-em-up truck pulling an 18 foot flat bed trailer. The trailer will be sporting a cool banner we made for the barony. I’ll post on the Facebook event the exact location when I arrive.

The parade starts at 10 so there is enough time to finish armoring up/finishing touches on garb.
The parade is ~2 miles/45 minutes start to end.
They suggest parking in the Strip Dist and walking. I suggest meeting somewhere and carpooling into town.

There is room in the pick-up to store stuff during the parade. Or to ride if your feet hurt. The throne(obviously) and the benches on the trailer have been dibbed.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to drive the pick-up, it’ll be helpful. It is just an F-150 that will be pulling a trailer at slow speeds. Nothing tricky.

A suggestion was made last year that groups need to “Irish it up more”. So, dress in your finest garb and wear that ridiculous green bowler

Here’s the Facebook “event”:

See you there!
In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda