That's why this is late...I didn't get around to posting until Wednesday!
|Pic from here|
|DAvid's float's theme was Royal Street: the Krewe's theme this year was Streets of New Orleans|
|And of course he threw me the good stuff.|
You know what is astonishing? A city as corrupt and disorganized as New Orleans can put on weeks of parades for many thousands of people with relatively no glitches. And if you are unfamiliar with Mardi Gras, this isn't just a few floats and some dance troops. This is 33 parades (just inside New Orleans proper, not even counting Metairie, the Westbank, and surrounding areas) with many floats, half the streets shut down, all the marching bands from all of our high schools, and thousands of "throws" being hurtled into crowds that include babies, teens, families, drunk people, and criminals. The entire series of events is accompanied by a city functioning as an open bar.
I don't know how we do it.