In Between Parades

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This is the view from my bedroom window and there are more than a few port o’lets in the pocket park now . . . I don’t know how those people do it. There’s no way I could sit out there all day. The day parades are over and now everyone’s just waiting for the big shots tonight, Bacchus, Endymion. Even though I am on the avenue, it gets too crowded for the super krewes. There’s another place I go to watch parades where there are no ladders, plenty of beer and real bathrooms. But it’s a secret.

4 Comments so far

  1. Cap'n Ken (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

    So how is attendance shaking out? If you’re staying Uptown (which I’d be doing), it might be hard to really tell – but the media hasn’t done a good job so far of telling me if Mardi Gras is drawing tourists or not.


  2. Ann (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

    I’ve seen several cars, with plates from various great plains states, heading south through Memphis with words to the effect of “Mardi Gras or Bust” written on the windows so I think the crowds will be pretty strong, all things considered. My brother, sister-in-law and I are heading in tomorrow -see ya’ then!

    A.


  3. roux (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

    My Grandparents lived on Coliseum between 7th and 8th which is just 2 blocks off of St. Charles. We used to go out early on Mardi Gras day and people watch. It used to be that whole families or groups would costume alike. It was a family afair unfortunately it changes sometime in the mid ’80’s. I hope y’all can get that back.

    One of the missing things about Mardi Gras has been the family element. Keep the SYT and complete drunkeness in the Quarter.


  4. Laurie (unregistered) on March 5th, 2006 @ 4:32 pm

    Roux,

    Do you know Marion Simoneaux Daigle’s family?

    That’s our story too.

    Laurie



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