Mardi Gras 2020 in New Orleans will be remembered for not just one, but two incredibly tragic deaths involving tandem floats.

Here in the Arl-La-Tex, we don't see tandem floats at our parades. They're quite common down south, though. 58-year-old Joseph Sampson died this weekend after a passing tandem float hit him at the Endymion parade. This is the second tandem float death in the city in less than a week.

Naturally, this is unprecedented and certainly grabbed the attention of those in our state and in New Orleans.

The city has banned the use of tandem floats effective immediately. Personally, I am shocked that tandem floats were not only acceptable, but encouraged in New Orleans. I'm glad to see the city reacted quickly and banned the dangerous tandem floats in such a quick fashion.

Should all tandem floats be banned state-wide? Let us know in the comment section below!

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