Yesterday was a national bank holiday but today is MARDI GRAS! So who extended their holiday to have some fun and get some beads?
I’ve “worked” Mardi Gras in Galveston but I’ve never experience the total Mardi Gras atmosphere of New Orleans.
I also have not seen New Orleans since Katrina but I can still picture the old buildings with the balconies overlooking Bourbon St. That’s where I’d like to be—in the middle of things, and yet away from some of the craziness.
New Orleans itself has such an interesting history and culture that almost anything done there is going to be an extravaganza. A couple of years ago I wrote about the history of Mardi Gras and the Krewes. One of the Krewes picks a celebrity each year to serve as king in the parade; last year it was Andy Garcia. In 2010 it was the Saint’s quarterback.
Not to leave you in the dark this year, here’s the celebrity monarch for this year’s Bacchus Krewe….
That’s bound to be entertaining. We want to hear from you if you are there!