King of Carnival Having Fun!!

King of Carnival Rex

After a wild final weekend, the big day is here!! Get out there and enjoy the zillion events, the weather is perfect.

I know a lot of folks who avoid Zulu, Rex and the trucks. It seems to me that Krewe of St. Anne in the Marigny is more popular than ever. My friends are flocking to the informal costume oriented event.

Krewe of St. Anne Revelers

Krewe of St. Anne Revelers

Others hang with the historic Mardi Gras Indians, from downtown to uptown. I remember the year of the police strike – I spent some time with the Wild Tchoupitoulas when Chief Jolly, Norman Bell, and the Neville Brothers were in the group. I remember sharing a joint with Aaron Neville that day. It was really enjoyable.

The Back Street Museum is a popular destination on Mardi Gras Day.

I’ve always been a parade person, but I may, someday soon, join one of the many walking parades and experience Mardi Gras Day this way. Time will only tell.

Once again, Happy Mardi to all- however you experience it- have a ball!! I hope to see YOU at the Mardi Gras!!

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