So last night, several parades rolled through New Orleans. The rain didn't stop most of them. Parades are huge productions. So I made sure to be out there in the rain too, to show my support as much as to see them.
Plus with fewer people, that should mean more "throws", or loot tossed off the floats, for me.
The typical parade float--if there is such a thing--is a two-story platform done up very ornately in accordance with a Krewe theme of the year. It's different each year and every one of these will be taken apart and remanufactured next year as a different float. And they are loaded with costumed krewe members who throw beads, cubs, stuff toys and all sorts of other crap treasure into the crowds.
And the reward: Almost more stuff than I could carry home.
No idea what I'm going to do with it all but it's mine, dammit. I earned it.
Still another week of this to go. Blogging will be sparse but interesting until them.