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Old 01-26-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Thanks for the location advice. We've been city dwellers in the past and took the kids through the Tenderloin in San Francisco so we can handle drunks and other "special" people.
Basically, which is the best to see? By best I mean biggest floats/flashiest costumes/most history.
I had considered to Metairie b/c it seemed like the parades that weekend were bigger/better costumes but would rather stay in the city. Here is the list I found on the T-P mardi gras site for that weekend which one of these would you recommend and why?

Krewe of Cleopatra
Krewe of Pygmalion
Krewe of Excalibur
Krewe of Eve
Krewe of Pontchartrain
Krewe of Caesar
Krewe of Pegasus
Knights of sparta
Krewe of Alla
Krewe of Carrollton
Krewe of King Arthur
Krewe of Rhea
Krewe of Centurions
Knights of Nemesis
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the location advice. We've been city dwellers in the past and took the kids through the Tenderloin in San Francisco so we can handle drunks and other "special" people.
Basically, which is the best to see? By best I mean biggest floats/flashiest costumes/most history.
I had considered to Metairie b/c it seemed like the parades that weekend were bigger/better costumes but would rather stay in the city. Here is the list I found on the T-P mardi gras site for that weekend which one of these would you recommend and why?

Krewe of Cleopatra
Krewe of Pygmalion
Krewe of Excalibur
Krewe of Eve
Krewe of Pontchartrain
Krewe of Caesar
Krewe of Pegasus
Knights of sparta
Krewe of Alla
Krewe of Carrollton
Krewe of King Arthur
Krewe of Rhea
Krewe of Centurions
Knights of Nemesis
The parades running Uptown to downtown follow each other with a break between the daytime parades and the nighttime parades, so you will have an opportunity to see many parades. It's more likely that the weather will determine which parades you see. Catch the morning forecast and get your parades in before or after the rain. The best floats/marching bands, etc. are the following weekend, but any of the parades mentioned above are worth seeing and are generous with their throws.

Pick up a copy of Arthur Hardy's Mardi Gras guide when you get to New Orleans (or your hotel may have a copy). The guide will tell you the themes of each parade, the number of floats, and any other tidbits. Have a great time!
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Thanks for the advice. We'll be sure to get that mardi gras guide, too.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
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I'm out of town right now, (there is snow and ice, and I got on a sled for the first time in my life and it's been really, really awesome), and don't have my MG guide, but I thought Knights of Nemesis tanked this year because of a lack of riders, or was that Gladiators?
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