Happy Mardi Gras!
I never thought I’d find myself in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, but I didn’t realize the celebration lasts for a few weeks before, all the way to, Fat Tuesday. It was already in full swing when we were there in the latter half of February.
Which was great! It was very neat seeing the French Quarter all decked out in its Mardi Gras best.
I of course took a lot of pictures and video. In case you’ve never been but were curious about it, or have been but didn’t get to go this year, I hope you’ll enjoy celebrating a bit of Mardi Gras with me here this way.
The first clip shows the sight we stumbled upon right as we headed out to Bourbon Street the night we were there. There was actually a band playing ragtime as they marched along with the crowd following them, but I instead caught the music from the bar we were next to. Which actually goes with the video much better! (But it also gives you a taste and flavor of the Mardi Gras fun.)
This second video is a compilation of clips I pieced together of two drunk women riding certain things on Bourbon Street. In one case a pole, in another a saddle. (I can’t very well celebrate Fat Tuesday without some kind of funny drunkeness, can I? I’m just always so happy when I have my camera handy to catch people making fools of themselves and me laugh so I can share it with others.)