Happy Mardi Gras!

It was a foggy morning in Jackson Square, and although it is raining now, it did not rain on our parade!

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We started marching at 7:30am, right out before Zulu. My costume was a bit cerebral in retrospect. Here I am as an anatomical heart, which seemed appropriate due to this year’s Mardi Gras’s proximity to Valentine’s Day. No one got it. Are you a crawfish? Red Bagpipes? And my favorite, You’re the Hunchback of Notre Dame!

ImageI managed to wear it all through the parade. I met Wendell Pierce from Treme (he plays Antoine Batiste):

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And then things started to go down hill with the heart costume. It eventually met its end in a dumpster in the French Quarter.

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We finished at noon like we always do with the world’s best burger at Port of Call. What a wonderful mardi gras day!

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5 thoughts on “Happy Mardi Gras!

  1. I LOVE seeing these gorgeous photos of you, in your Mardi Gras element! I’m thrilled that you two are able to continue this tradition, and am sure that the people of NOLA are very happy every time they get to see your faces again 🙂

  2. I am impressed by your determination Rachel. Thanks for sharing pictures because I was curious to see how the noodles and fabric would come together, well done.

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