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Is anything more exciting than St. Patrick's Day in Atlanta?

Troy: People are getting fed up with the events happening in Atlanta because of the way they're treated when they come in town -- and the cops diverting traffic every which way, and pushing people out of their way when they're trying to get to certain places. If the cops are going to treat the people the same as All-Star Weekend, it will hurt.

Marisa: If I'm not working, I'm just going to be holed up in my apartment with a shotgun waiting to hurt somebody. Because I live in Little Five Points, I know some drunk guy is going to be knocking on my door, and I'm going to have to kick somebody's butt. It's bad enough I have to deal with running into drunk homeless people on my way home; I don't need drunk frat boys and their girlfriends. All I want is quiet. If anybody tries to bother me for St. Patrick's Day, they're going to meet the business end of a combat boot.

Chris: What other day is there during the year when people get dressed up in green, and go out and celebrate something they have no concept of -- I mean, just party for the hell of it? Atlanta has a long tradition of having St. Paddy's Day parades and celebrating the day. Atlanta even had St. Patrick's Day parades throughout the Civil War. Savannah takes the cake, but you can't go down there all the time. With all the problems people have these days, it's fun to just get lost in being Irish for a day.

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