Riding on a Float in a New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade
If you ever wondered what it feels like to be a rock star, riding in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans is one way to find out! It is an entirely different experience being IN the parade vs. watching the parade; being the center of attention, and having tens of thousands of people screaming 'throw me something, mister' over and over again... Starting in the more suburban, non-touristy area it is a family affair, with kids sitting atop ladders holding fishing nets to catch the prizes... But by the time you get to Canal Street the sidewalks are packed with crazed partiers going wild...
By David Joseph
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