Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Mardi Gras madness
Final Mardi Gras score:
Parades attended: 18
Parades participated in: 5
Got Muses shoe: Yes
Got Nyx purse: Yes
Got Sirens Bottle: Yes
Got Zulu coconut: No. :-(
Got other unique/hand-made throws: Yes
Quantity of beads and other throws: >50lbs (I was more selective this year and gave more away)
Injuries: minor only
Rained on: 4 days
Fights: None (shouting at fools doesn't count)
So many parades, each with different themes.
I missed Hermes parade because my boss wouldn't let me skip the night unless I skipped getting paid. She's such a slave driver, that one.
Krewe d'etat is political, and pretty conservative. This one rips on Mayor Mitch Landrieu just for being a slug.
This one tore at the pansy football players and their kneeling...and the execs who let them do it.
The Antifa were not spared, either.
Then it was the Morpheus parade.
Next night out, I hit Endymion in Mid-City.
Here's one float from the Orpheus parade.
Three trailers long. Double-decker, with riders on both levels, both sides. 36 floats like this in a typical parade, with a marching band and/or walking or dance group in between each one. This parade will take hours to travel 4-5 miles, and there will be 2-3 or these a night, just on that route. Local communities around the areas each have their own in addition to these.
Then the clean-up comes. It's so organized that once these crews start, twenty minutes later you won't even know a parade has been here.
Fortunately it's just a month to St. Patrick's day...and more parades!