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This page illustrates a trip that I made with my friend Brenda in February 2004. I had previously visited Louisiana in 1997. This page concentrates on the pre-Mardi Gras Carnival parades. Parades start in early January; by the week before Mardi Gras day, two or three happen each day in the New Orleans area. The weeks before Mardi Gras have a family atmosphere and can be a good time to go.
These photos show the situation before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
This page shows a snapshot of the area 18 months before the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
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Mardi Gras Parade Fantasies
Mardi Gras Parade Bands
This is the time for every marching band to show its stuff. The bands mostly consist of black high-school boys in military costumes. They are preceded and followed by groups of gyrating female cheerleaders in costumes that seem generally designed for someone far more mature.
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Mardi Gras Parade Families
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