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Old 03-30-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I do my partying mainly during Festival Internationale de Louisiane in April. Mardi Gras was fun growing up but I got tired of having to fight for every little trinket and seeing older people practically step on little kids to get the nicer beads and doubloons. No thanks.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Youngsville, LA
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Guess you could call me a social retard!
I'd call you normal.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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On the evening news today was a story of a shooting in New Orleans during the parade. Also in the news was a 23 year old man getting killed after falling off the parade float that had just finished it's run in the Carencro (my hometown) Mardi Gras parade. My parents were at that parade and left a little early when the drunken fights started up nearby. People had parked their campers along the parade route days ahead of time and some had started drinking around 5am the day of the parade. There's no reason to get drunk for a parade where children will be around trying to catch things thrown from the floats. In some cases, these drunks will push aside kids to try to get the beads or trinkets thrown from the floats. Some have even snatched it out of the kids hands. All for some cheap piece of plastic that the child would enjoy longer than the drunk's buzz. To hell with Mardi Gras and all the drunks, drug addicts, and thieves.
I agree with this as far as Mardi Gras in some areas but there are some good safe parades. Me,I quite going to parades when one day I found Myself ready to stomp the **** out of a 7-9 year old young man over a set of beads.
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:15 AM
 
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Default Mardi Gras

Do you know why Mardi Gras is Celebrated? You'd be surprised at the number
of people who have no clue. Having lived in both New Orleans and Lafayette,
the amount of drunkenness never ceases to amaze me. What ashame!! I can't
go to a parade without viewing someone falling down drunk, etc. The vulgar language
used is appalling...come on this is supposed to a family oriented event.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Do you know why Mardi Gras is Celebrated? You'd be surprised at the number
of people who have no clue. Having lived in both New Orleans and Lafayette,
the amount of drunkenness never ceases to amaze me. What ashame!! I can't
go to a parade without viewing someone falling down drunk, etc. The vulgar language
used is appalling...come on this is supposed to a family oriented event.
Its supposed to be a day to let all your inhibitions go before Lent so drunkenness and revelry is expected.
But I dont like the whole idea of being drunk anyway so its not something I hold in high regard.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: kansas city
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really? old people?? i thought it was mainly younger adults 21-32 something like that
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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really? old people?? i thought it was mainly younger adults 21-32 something like that
If you were born and raised in Louisiana, especially the regions of Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Mardi Gras knows no age. You will see everyone from infants to octogenerians celebrating.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:53 PM
 
Location: USA
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I'm more queued in today than a few years ago about MG. As my daughter married a young man from Houma I have been down there a couple times each year for the last 2 years. All age groups participate and people really do have the most fun at these balls and presentations. The Houma MG is great fun and I believe it's the best in the state that I've seen! But now that wouldn't fair to New Orleans to say that but I was very impressed and really got an education about it.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I didn't realize how major Mardi Gras was until I started planning out my job search for this year, and found out the schools close for three days. So that means I will come to look in March not February.
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