Well, Carnival has been going for a while now and the parades have been on for the past couple of weeks, but this past night (Friday) was the start to the major festivities here in ol' New Orleans. Thousands braved some very cold temperatures (windchills all day were below freezing) for lots of fun and beads for everyone. I for one was out on St. Charles and Melpomene/MLK with one of my best friend's who is visiting collecting throws off the floats. People from all over are in town, I even met some people from YMM who humored us fair weather people by noting that it was a lot colder than they expected here. No pictures tonight but there will likely be some tomorrow and over the weekend.
Happy Carnival everyone.