I made it to Changkat Bukit Bintang for the ultimate St Patrick’s Celebration! Last year I didn’t attend, something about laziness and not wanting to hustle with the crowd, heh. Anyway I’m glad I did this year as I had much fun and.. well, you see
We reached early-ish as we didn’t want to be stuck in any traffic jam and without nearer parking. The main stretch of Changkat Bukit Bintang was to be sealed off for the street party and you can imagine how terrible the traffic would be. Managed to get a good parking spot in Jalan Alor at the carpark opposite to Wong Ah Wah, mostly for easy-access-to-supper purposes, heh.
The set-up was on-going when we arrived so it was fun to see all the people involved busying around getting things ready. There were some early party-goers who were probably already halfway through a barrel of Guinness, heh.
We got to check out Arthur’s Lounge which is actually Frangipani lah. For RM50, you get to learn how to pour your own Guinness (then drink lots of them, of course), hang out at Frangipani where they have real cool music and finger food, and bring home a Guinness glass with your name on it. Pretty awesome!
Of course I skipped the whole ‘pour your own beer’ experience as I strictly belong to the ‘others pour me a draft” category
The party really got started after a beautiful display of fireworks. I went for a quick walkaround the street with John and Di, there were SO MANY PEOPLE z0mg…! I was told later that attendance was more than 10,000 people.. definitely got more than that lor!
Great thing about being in a crowd is the crowd, lots to see! People were drinking and dancing, it was all fun. The bad thing about being in a crowd is people who smoke who aren’t aware of their lit cigs. I have a slowly recovering deep burn mark on my arm to prove that
We left at midnight when the street party was in full swing… we’d been there for nearly 6 hours leh! Old people need their rest you know.
I leave you with my favourite guy at the party who went up and down with a sign his team distributing free bottled water to party-goers. Pretty neat!
Looking forward to St Patrick’s celebration in 2013. That is, if there is a 2013…