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Old 02-16-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Mardi Gras...We spend the entire time on St. Charles Ave.--on the neutral ground. We are there for every parade and grill out, have crawfish, muffuletta's, plenty of beverages, etc. We have a grand time.
How in the world do you grill on a major street...?!

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On Fat Tuesday, we abandon the avenue and head for Downtown and the Quarter.....
But in the afternoon, right? Zulu and Rex run on this morning. I should be shrieking: would ya throw me a coconut, Mista, pretty puleeeze! (see how up to speed I am by now!) Unfortunately, it seems like getting a coconut is not quite feasible... ; unless you buy it that is. There are so many parades under my nose there, I might end up eating room service in NOLA, which would be a shame! I already figured that famous Mother's (it's getting mixed reviews...) is really close, but with the long waits I'll miss a lot.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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How in the world do you grill on a major street...?!



But in the afternoon, right? Zulu and Rex run on this morning. I should be shrieking: would ya throw me a coconut, Mista, pretty puleeeze! (see how up to speed I am by now!) Unfortunately, it seems like getting a coconut is not quite feasible... ; unless you buy it that is. There are so many parades under my nose there, I might end up eating room service in NOLA, which would be a shame! I already figured that famous Mother's (it's getting mixed reviews...) is really close, but with the long waits I'll miss a lot.
You must come Uptown to see it....we grill out on the median (neutral ground for us). Just see it and you will see how it works. It would be easier if you just look to see what we do than me try to explain. On Fat Tuesday, I usually don't watch Rex or Zulu. If I am walking along their route we will stop and look and catch a few beadsb, but, Fat Tuesday is the day of masking and many locals like me take to the streets and head to the Quarter to see the best costumes. The best costumes are usually in the Quarter or on Canal St. By the time Fat Tuesday arrives, I've already seen 19 parades on St. Charles Ave. Uptown. With that said, I do think that Rex is the most attractive daytime parade in all of Carnival.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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many locals like me take to the streets and head to the Quarter to see the best costumes. The best costumes are usually in the Quarter or on Canal St
But it's not too late to go in the early afternoon after the parades are over, is it?

I think I was reading about something else happening in the afternoon, but I just can't recall right now and it's too late to go through my notes... Or am I thinking of the arrival of Rex by the river? That must've been on a different day...

Btw, cooking on the median sounds like fun, lol!

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Old 02-16-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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I dont like meatire parades only Ceasar Parade the rest are not the best.
Hver. for N.O. parades whenever, there are parades i go visit my czins up at st.charles & a famous street....then i go out walking 15blocks to Bourbon street with my friends & family.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Thumbs up Lovin' it!!

I love the way ppl set up on the neutral ground, you guys really know how to celebrate in style here!
Uptown is great for parades, there's a lot more room to move/jump/run, and there seem to be a lot less tourists than further downtown.
Mardi Gras like New Orleans, is like a fever..no use taking anything for it, just hang on and enjoy the ride!
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