Mardi Gras Highlights, March 8, 2011

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Not as much hooplah as from last year, but just enough. Above are highlights from the Krewe of Rex Parade, starring the King of Carnival, King Rex, and all of his Court.  Many thanks to WWL-TV, Channel 4 in New Orleans.  (Booooo to WDSU-TV, which will not allow the sharing of their wonderful videos to the world.)

This promised to be the biggest Mardi Gras celebration since Katrina.

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This brass band from Rochester, New York had the streets jumping, it is said, and Second Lining like mad on St. Charles Avenue.

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Pete Fountain and his Half-Fast Marching Club on St. Charles Avenue. Not sure whether John Goodman also participated this year.

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Highlights from the Krewe of Zulu Parade. Watch out for the coconuts!

Apparently, there is no more marching tonight, although the dancing and imbibing of strange liquors and eating of many Creole and Cajun dishes will continue far into the night.   The rains are coming and probably have already arrived in the Crescent City.  And tomorrow comes the ashes.

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~ by blksista on March 8, 2011.

One Response to “Mardi Gras Highlights, March 8, 2011”

  1. Thanks for sharing ! Mardi Gras is definitely on my bucket list. When I was a teenager my parents took me to NOLA and you can’t help but fall in love. I had raw oysters at a bar and lobster thermidor at Ralph & Kacoo’s and to this day I still recall the wonderful food and atmosphere. I have been back a few times as an adult and was pleased to find that Ralph & Kacoo’s was still there. I haven’t been back since before Katrina but am contemplating the Essence Music Festival since they dug up Alexander O’Neal.

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