Hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day! TBT contributor and Sporting Kansas City fan Araceli Villanueva checked in from the great Kansas City St Patrick’s Day parade.
The Kansas City Cauldron participated in this year’s annual Kansas City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. A long-standing KC tradition and is known as the fourth largest parade in the country. The Cauldron first appeared in the celebration in 2012.
I have been with the Cauldron for a few years and the 2012 parade is one of my best memories. As a group, we spent countless hours designing and building our float. The weather was perfect and droves of members came out and contributed to our group, displaying their own homemade flags and/or signs. Since then, members questioned when we would take part in the parade again and timing was finally right.
Six years later, around 100 members walked in a sea of blue and green with some members representing other independent supporters’ groups - the Northland Noise and La Barra - for its second appearance.
After starting off the morning with an Irish-style breakfast at the Dubliner in Power and Light, members bussed it over to the parade route to begin setting up the formation. Sandwiched in between a series of entries, the blue bus led the Cauldron down Broadway. Members wore St. Patrick’s Day and Sporting KC gear, waved SKC flags and chanted loud for the crowd.
Participating in community events like the parade has always been a great way to show support for the club and help promote the independent supporters groups. I hope this is a tradition that will continue.