Sunday, February 27, 2011

Krewe du Vieux: Mardi Gras Begins!

Last weekend I made it out to the Krewe du Vieux parade.  One thing I've come to learn as I've seen more and more Mardi Gras parades is that the experiences from parade to parade can be wildly different depending on both the parade itself and where you are when you see it.  Krewe du Vieux is a walking parade with small horse drawn floats and is known as one of the more 'adult' parades.  We elected to watch it in the Marigny, an area where Mardi Gras costume making is a year long activity.  The combination of the parade and location made for a very different experience than at the bigger motorized parades.

At what age do kids learn what sperm are?

This is very bad spectator etiquette.  There's no reason to dig through horse poo and broken glass to get beads. 

Some friends were kind enough to let a group of people stay at their house the night of the parade; a kindness we repaid by drawing on everything they owned with sidewalk chalk.  
Fence Silhouette Theater
One of the benefits of not having grass.  

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