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Mardi Gras


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#1 zip

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:34 PM

Anyone going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year?
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#2 chugbug27

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:59 PM

Oh yeah
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:13 PM

too far away

 

i went in 1980 when i lived in pascagula mississippi. that was enough


Someone stole my coffee cup. Now I have to go to the police station and look at mug shots.

 

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:16 PM

Funny how so many people go nuts over it and it's really a Catholic thing...
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:37 PM

Should be a good source of beads, sorta hard to reconcile some of the things that happen at Carnival with the Church, eh?



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:01 PM

There was a recent news article about 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads being removed from New Orleans storm drains.

 

http://www.nola.com/..._mardi_gra.html



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

Get wasted, but not TOO wasted!! ;)

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:54 PM

There's a shared sense of belonging that exists here that those who get it can't find anywhere else. It pulses through the music. It's a magical place.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:27 AM

Just another place with way too many people crammed into way too small an area.


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#10 chugbug27

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:52 AM

Well, if anyone's in town you can catch me & my gal today on Frenchmen St... 2-6 shotgun's at spotted cat, 1-4 chance bushman at maison, 4-7 royal st winding boys at maison, 6-10 cottonmouth kings at DBA, then back to the cat at 10-2am for the jazz vipers, ....then dead and gone to heaven, and Fat Tuesday's still days away
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:49 AM

Well, if anyone's in town you can catch me & my gal today on Frenchmen St... 2-6 shotgun's at spotted cat, 1-4 chance bushman at maison, 4-7 royal st winding boys at maison, 6-10 cottonmouth kings at DBA, then back to the cat at 10-2am for the jazz vipers, ....then dead and gone to heaven, and Fat Tuesday's still days away


I'm at the Monteleon doing security.Swing by and ask for me
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:12 AM

Thanks zip gonna have to be another time though, did Mardi gras (st Anne's) and then caught a bad flu
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 05:15 PM

Everyone I've talked to who has been there says it's a great time but you never quite get the piss, crap, and vomit smell completely clear of your olfactory receptors. Did you pick the flu at Mardi Gras? Would seem like a great opportunity for any airborne or contact diseases, whether bacterial or virus to get spread. For years I enjoyed the visual benefits that can be had for a simple string of beads but I enjoyed them at private motorcycle rallies where it was far less crowded but still good times and great music.



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 11:55 PM

I think I got it at a coffee shop the next day
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 12:08 PM

Everyone I've talked to who has been there says it's a great time but you never quite get the piss, crap, and vomit smell completely clear of your olfactory receptors. Did you pick the flu at Mardi Gras? Would seem like a great opportunity for any airborne or contact diseases, whether bacterial or virus to get spread. For years I enjoyed the visual benefits that can be had for a simple string of beads but I enjoyed them at private motorcycle rallies where it was far less crowded but still good times and great music.


I do not even want to smell a beer right now!The only way that event can be described as is:The most heinous acts of hedonism I've ever seen!And I was just security in the hotel!Lol!
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