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. I’ll admit, the number of porta-potties, definitely more than I expected. But what I had never thought through: the RVs. After some consideration, I had this realization: people are actually going to tailgate for this parade. Now, I’ve been to plenty of parades: high school and college homecoming parades; local Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day parades, even the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Never have I ever seen RVs set up along a parade route days before a parade. During the parade, it made sense. Seeing the crowds along Clyde Fant… along the rest of the parade route… was, er, a little overwhelming at first. But I got used to it. And it was fun. Tomorrow, we’ll discuss the floats. I’m Dennis Foley.