It's Mardi Gras Time
It is Mardi Gras time down here in Southern Louisiana. Everyone down here loves Mardi Gras. Parades here are elaborate and often last more than 5 hours. There are normally around 30 floats and several marching bands.
The highlight of every parade is the floats. On a float there are more than a dozen people throwing beads and other Mardi Gras fare. These floats are incredibly elaborate. The "crewes" (a club that organizes the parade) spend the entire year getting the parade ready. Crewes all compete with each other to create the best parade. This competition makes for some fantastic parades.
I must admit that when I first came down here I could not believe how exciting these parades are. I have been to parades before, but I have never seen anything like this.
A true Mardi Gras parade is something that you should experience at least once!
Image Credit » Jay Angel