The somewhat phony Big 12 tournament cast a spotlight on the Power & Light District, it’s Westport that still owns St. Patrick’s Day.
I say phony about the Big 12 tourney because it brings NOBODY from out of town – zip, nothing, bull crap. It used to bring several thousand people from Iowa alone. And many, if not most of them hung in Westport, mostly at Kelly‘s. But their team is awful and has been, so they bring only a couple thousand fans, they get beat on Wednesday and leave Thursday.
No other teams really come to KC in significant numbers.
Sure they have a few hundred from each school, Texas maybe brings a couple thousand total.
But the only team that matters really is KU – they should call it the KU Tournament.
KU would sell out if they were playing Richmond!
With one of the elite college basketball programs, KU owns the Big 12 tournament which they now, almost always, win. Power & Light gets an OK crowd during the week, but nothing like Westport used to get just a handful of years ago. It’s big night for Power & Light on Saturday, but that doesn’t compare with the St. Partick’s onslaught in Westport today.
One Westport businessman estimates today’s parade had at least 50,000 attendees – double the Plaza Lighting Ceremony.
Hey Hearne, you should have done a count on this one.
The most popular float was one with a tiny leprechaun riding a BEER BOX.
It took center stage in Westport with thousands gathered around for photos and handshakes.
Of course, there are tons of hotties roaming Westport streets and bars. Just like the old days. The nice thing so far, NO PROBLEMS. And the Good Old Days. Mike Murphy were honored by all!
Thanks to a quality crowd and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Westport main man Stuart Salomon. Club owner Stuart is a high ranking Jackson County Sheriff to boot.
So no problems. Huge crowd. Drinking like bandits.
Kelly’s had a line down the street at 10 AM today with maybe a thousand inside having a great time. Even their new deck is packed. Man why can’t Westport have this more often? Some Westporters think one day they will again.
So for one day – today – WESTPORT IS THE ENTERTAINMENT ZONE, not P&L.