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My First Mardi Gras: The Floats

One distinctive feature of any big Mardi Gras parade is the floats.  Not only do these house the beads and the bead throwers, but these are pieces of art crafted by the groups they represent to display what they are all about

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NatalieMaynor/Flickr
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Porta-Potty Temptations In Shreveport-Bossier [Poll]

You've seen them all along East Kings Highway.  Porta-Potties.  Lots of them.  All awaiting the next wave of patrons for the Krewe of Gemini parade tomorrow.  But some of us with an inner-juvenile have thought about pushing over these utility spaces

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Huzzah! The Krewe of Highland Rolls This Weekend! [AUDIO/VIDEO]

I had an absolute blast with Krewe of Highland Captain LeVette Fuller in studio yesterday. The fun we had just cemented my impression of Highland; wherever their krewe goes, good times ensue!

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Townsquare Media
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My First Mardi Gras: The Crowds

My first Mardi Gras.  I'm Dennis Foley.  So there was so much to anticipate before the Krewe of Centaur parade.  I mean, just driving around days before the festivities, barricades were getting lined up along Shreveport-Barksdale Highway, porta-potties along East Kings Highway, and eventually the RVs

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Have You Attended Any Mardi Gras Parades? [Poll]

There are two more Mardi Gras parades coming up this weekend: the Krewe of Gemini and Krewe of Highland parades.  However, there have been other parades so far this year.  So we ask you in today's 710 KEEL Seize the Deal Poll Question of the Day is if you have attended any Mardi Gras parades so far this year?

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Chris Graythen/Getty
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My First Mardi Gras: Marching Bands

This is my first Mardi Gras.  Yes, I am a former New Yorker and New Hampshirite, both states with their own great traditions and celebrations.  But no matter where you are, you can't have a parade without marching bands

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Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade 2013/TSM/Bristol
Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade 2013/TSM/Bristol
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The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade 2013 [PICS]

Believe it or not, yesterday was my first time at the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Pet Parade and I was delighted! There were tons of vendors and pet organizations along with children's activities and a LOT of pets. Pets big and small descended upon Riverview Park under sunny skies and

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The Krewe of Centaur Rode Proud at Saturday’s Mardi Gras Parade in Shreveport [PHOTOS]

The Krewe of Centaur showcased amazing floats, great costumes and no small amount of Mardi Gras beads at their annual Mardi Gras parade in Shreveport this past Saturday (February 2). We were lucky enough to have the chance to ride in our own Townsquare Media Shreveport float during the event, taking in the sights and sounds of the estimated 200,000 people who showed up to party.

Check out all the great photos we took during the parade and let us know if you see yourself in any of them!

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Angela Thomas/KEEL
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Another Successful Krewe of Barkus & Meoux Parade Is In The Books

Thousands made it out to Riverview Park for yesterday's Barkus & Meoux Pet Parade.

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Mardi Gras Centaur
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True Life: My First Mardi Gras, Part 1

This past Saturday, I got my first taste of Mardi Gras at the Krewe of Centaur parade.  I got to enjoy the parade aboard the Townsquare Media float with my colleagues from across the cluster.  Some parts of the celebration I anticipated, others, not so much

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