While he was in studio, Brian said he had big plans for St. Patrick's Day: "I stay away from the parade. I just go right to the bar...they don't let you drink at the parade." Howard said he once had a wild time partying with Brian in New Orleans. Brian agreed,but did admit that he can get a little crazy: "I scream and I yell and I get drunk and I get into fights. It's all good." Gary said he remembered that night pretty well, because the pair were tossing out beads to women on the street--strings that cost $20 a pop. After the wild weekend, the crew's tab was over $30,000, including almost $8,000 in beads. Since the crew was still at CBS, Vinnie Favale, VP of Late Night Programming, East Coast, footed the bill, but then-CEO Mel Karmazin complained that he didn't want to pay for such an extravagant radio promotion. In order to get reimbursed without raising red flags, Vinnie had to submit expense reports for under $1,000 a month: "Vinnie had to expense $1,000 a month for 30 months to get his money back."