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The one an only time I've spent time in New Orleans for Mardi Gras was because I happened to be there to attend a conference. It also happened to be 2010 and that conference was book-ended by the Saints Super Bowl win & Mardi Gras. Wow! It was an experience I wouldn't trade for the world but it was crazy.
We've been down several times before and since, and while there is always a crowd (Halloween is particularly interesting!), the time spent in NOLA between those two joyful events was inexplicable.
I think that Mardi Gras was both my first and last in NOLA, but that doesn't make it less fun to celebrate from afar. Grab some great food & equally wonderful drink and start your own parade!
Happy Mardi Gras, Y'all!