Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Finally! The long-awaited Mardi Gras blog! We had a great time going to parades and even a ball! Each Mystic Society (basically an older version of fraternities and sororities) puts on their own parade and ball, scheduled sometime during the season.
|The Sheriffs Ride in front of the Parade in special uniforms - this was the Conde Caviliers Parade|
|A Hurricane at Joe Cain Cafe before the Inca's Parade|
|Our Ball tickets and Invite - Full-length dresses and Tails required|
|Our Haul from the Inca's Parade - this wis what they threw from the floats (Cups, beads, and ramen, + moon pies that aren't pictured)|
|Kenny trying on Beads|
|Picture of my dress - I had to keep my curlers in until the last moment|
|Curtis in his tails|
|The last parade of Mardi Gras - Order of Myths (or as the locals say, "double-O Ms") - on this float the "Folly" is trying to ward off "Death"|
|An attempt at a picture of the floats, with the guys in costume throwing stuff into the crowd|
Happy Mardi Gras! Hope you can come next year to celebrate the season w/ us!