If you didn't head over Homestake Pass to see the Butte, Montana festivities first hand, we've got some video of the crowds. For the most part, it seems like everything was pretty under control!

Tracy J. Swanson loaded this crowd-only video to YouTube:

The Montana Standard loaded this quick parade video to YouTube:

(Way to go, Copper City Queens!!!!!)

...and why do we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the first place?