Rochester, N.Y. - Thousands lined East Avenue and Main Street to watch the parade in Rochester. But unlike last year, they came bundled.
“A little colder,” said parade spectator David Shields. “It was 70 last year, now it's about 30 so a little colder but we're having fun.”
“I had to buy a hat today to keep the head warm,” said Phil Chirico, as he waited along East Avenue for the parade to begin.
“We're all nice and warm over here,” said Valentino Gatto before the parade. Gatto marched with Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 20, one of over 100 groups represented in Saturday’s parade.
While blankets, hats, scarves – anything to keep warm were common place at the parade, one family brought a little more. A television so they could watch the basketball.
“We're ready,” said Leo Harrington, who 13WHAM met while he was watching television along the parade route. “We got the basketball game going, we got tuna fish, we got Guinness we're all set.”
All set for the day of green – that didn’t seem to be bothered by the little bit of white snow.
“It’s like the beginning of spring,” said Christine Bartolone of Rochester, “it’s just something fun to come to, it’s a great event in Rochester.”