|Bonnie and Richard Robertson - our neighbors.|
|Float with one of the maids of Endymion|
|The back of the maid|
|This was the coolest "band" performing in numerous parades. They were from Switzerland.|
|Guggenmusik Kamikaze Band|
|Decorations on Bourbon Street|
We spent the evening on Bourbon Street, tackling the largest fraternity party on earth, a mass of drunken humanity. We did see two people older than us there. We did find a great zydeco band playing, and we spent some time inside a bar listening to the great sounds of a band led by a washboard player, and an accordion player. They really do have a distinct musical style down here that is well worth seeking out if you can find it. We also went into a place where we could go up on a balcony and look out over the crowd for a while. It was unique, because it was free. Some places charge $25 or more to go to the balconies, and they are so packed, that many of them had been reinforced with floor jacks, to handle the weight of the crowds.
We had beautiful weather, so we tried to do as much as we could the last few days, because the forecast was that Sunday, Monday and Tuesday could be potential washouts. We are hoping for the weatherman to be wrong, because Bird and Gisele Baldwin, friends from the Outer Banks are coming in on a motorcycle. We hatched the plan to hook up and do Mardi Gras way back in the summer, as part of their motorcycle trip from North Carolina to Florida and Arizona, during the month of February.
|After the Endymion parade! Every night Canal Street looks like this, and then a few hours later it is totally clean!|