MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50 Posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
Just back from one of the parades for a mid-day break. That's the key: pace yourself! In a couple of hours, i'll be making my way down to the French Quarter. Parking is not an option of course. Getting a ride and walking the last mile or so. Right now, just a few hundred thousand people in the area, so it's not too busy. As the evening moves on, it gets so crowded that you literally cannot walk...you just sort of go with the crowd...an interesting experience to be certain. It's always interesting to see the costumes...and damn, those Hurricanes just get better and better every time I have one...I don't know what it is. I'll report back later possibly. Have a great day!
B747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1123 times:
Happy Carnaval to you all as well -
From Florianopolis, Brasil, the land of Carnaval (Mardi Gras)...
It is almost midnight, but it just started. Will last until dawn.
Monday, back to work, summer vacations are over...
And my kids go back to school - (peace finally) -
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1118 times:
Many happies to y'all in Nawlins. I tried to call my daughter to wish her biggun's but no answer. She recently called back from Picayune and said "I toll you that mose people livin in Nawlins leave on Mardis Gras cuz the tourist traffic spowlz evrathin."
Anyhoo; have a good time down there. I'm going to make it one of these days, tourist or not. I love the city and the swamping, especially the crabbing.
Oh, and Happy Pazcki (did I spell that right?) Day, today. Regards...Jack
P.S. How does Memphis feel about this, seeing as how that it was (as I understand) where the Mardis Gras Festival started in the US?
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1041 times:
Little Rascals is the first Metairie parade of the Carnival season, usually on Saturday. Family-oriented, with mostly kids in the parade. Been parading a few years, originally a Kenner parade, moved a few years back.
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1038 times:
The Metairie parades are very family friendly. TONS of kids out there. All age groups are represented. Overall, a kinder, gentler, Mardi Gras experience than going to the Quarter. It doesn't make it bad though...some of the Metairie parades are very good.
And Scotty...poor comments man. Ah well, some people just assume to know things about places they've never been to. Always classic.