Everyone comes to see the Mermaid Parade.
It's fun to get drunk and cheer on the paraders,
as long as you stay on the right side of the fence.
You can stand at the back of the crowd,
or try to push your way through.
Taking photos is a struggle,
Kids have the best view from their parents' shoulders,
so they have to take the pictures.
If you make it to the front, you hold your place as long as possible,
because the parade is full of excitement.
Leaving early is close to impossible,
but it doesn't stop people from trying.
The Mermaid Parade is a colorful place!