Happy Mardi Gras

After lounging at my house, Alton & I jumped up and headed downtown to catch Endymion after the rain stopped. The night couldn’t have been more perfect.

Alton and I left my house at what may have been the last-minute. We found a parking space one block off the parade route, just in time to watch the entire parade. My intention was to snap a few shots of the parade but somehow I ended up with over 200 frames.

I stopped shooting for a while due to a fat strand of beads wacking me in the face and damn near breaking my finger in half. I promise you, if you’ve never been to a Mardi Gras parade, you need to wear combat gear. You haven’t truly lived Mardi Gras until you’ve experienced the impact of beads or some strangers elbow hitting you right in the face! Apparently none of that really mattered, we were out there like two kids at their first parade!

We started out with one strand of beads. That’s all we intended to catch…

Their masks are creepy. Seriously. 

…but then we caught a few more beads…and a spear…

I really don’t know what I was doing when Alton took this picture, and I’m still trying to figure out how my cup ended up in my beads.

By the end of the night, I had no voice, my arms were sore, and I was about ten pounds heavier. Oh well, it’s Mardi Gras!

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