Carnival Parade Pix!

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    It is a kind of prayer. Why do Catholics Use Candles in Church?
     
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    yea i know i was raised catholic...the alter kid i knew said he used to have to go out there and blow a few out so there will be more to light....
     
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    That woulda been nice but time was limited and she lives out in da boonies.

    Plus I don't trust her around my cashews. :eusa_shifty:
     
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    That's not funny.
     
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    Erleichda y'all. If he meant it that way, it fell flat and shot him in the foot. The presence of pictures from six days prior to Carnival Day would make that point, since he'd have to be saying the pictures we're looking at don't exist.

    For general info, the week or two before Mardi Gras features an increasing number of parades and other events, especially this weekend (day and night) and Monday (Lundi Gras). Of course Tuesday everything shuts down everywhere and it's all Carnival, wall to wall. Right up to midnight, when the last float is followed by police and street sweeper vehicles displaying a degree of efficiency never seen in the city for anything else. By the time the sun rises on Ash Wednesday, you wouldn't even know there had been an event.

    Carnival parades --- the ONLY thing in New Orleans that happens on time.
     
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    Just to give a sense of scale here --- all but two of these pix are from a single parade, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx (a couple are from Ancient Druids, the first parade that rolled that night) ---

    Nyx alone, the all-female krewe celebrating just its fifth year, involves some 23 thousand people, and they have a waiting list of several thousand more in the wings. Their parade pictured here included 39 floats. That's just one krewe, and there are I believe almost 50 krewes that parade at some point, just in the city limits alone over the season, not counting the neighboring burbs. Not all of them are that big but put together it's a massive spectacle.

    Normally a New Orleanian takes one of two approaches: either (a) immerse yourself in it totally and thoroughly, or (b) get the hell out of town until it blows over. Usually when I lived there I took the latter route but came down just for this one event. It was a lot of work, but went well -- still, I'm glad to be out of there.
     
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    I've deleted about 75% of the posts in this thread because they have nothing to do with the topic. Anyone else who trolls or gets into a flame fest will be booted from the thread.
     
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    so how does this work? When my threads get trolled, I just need to start crying about it? Maybe send a few PMs?
     
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    Making up stories about dead people floating down city streets seems pretty funny to me.
     
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    In that case, making up stories about "making up stories about dead people floating down city streets" must be fucking hilarious on your planet.

    No one knows exactly how many people drowned from the effects of the flooding but the number is in the thousands. One of them was the mother of my bandmate. It took him several weeks to find her body. He was never quite the same after that.

    Hope you find that amusing, asshole.
     
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