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In case you were wondering about the Parade Schedule this year...<br><br><br><br>
22nd Shangri-La 24 Floats 500 riders, Sparta 19 Floats 350 riders, Pegasus 19 floats 400 riders<br><br>
23rd Carrollton 24 floats 325 riders, King Arthur 21 floats 300 riders, Bards 15 floats 215 riders<br><br>
25th Druids 15 floats 200 riders, Morpheus 15 floats 150 riders<br><br>
26th Saturn 70 floats 255 riders, Muses 21 floats 640 riders<br><br>
27th Babylon 20 floats 210 riders, Chaos 15 floats 200 riders<br><br>
28th Hermes 28 floats 500 riders, DEtat 21 floats 415 riders<br><br>
1st Iris 32 floats 950 riders, Tucks 24 floats 800 riders, Endymion 28 floats 2200 riders<br><br>
2nd Okeanos 16 floats 230 riders, Thoth 38 floats 900 riders, Mid-City 20 floats 225 riders, Bacchus 27 floats 1200 riders<br><br>
3rd Proteus 20 floats 250 riders, Orpheus 27 floats 1200 riders<br><br>
4th Zulu 40 floats 1300 riders, Rex 525 riders<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Of course, this is JUST New Orleans' schedule, it doesn't include the parades of any of the surrounding towns...
 

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I watched this last Saturday night and it was a riot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It's a live webcam (Bourbocam) on Bourbon Street. Twist is it has a host that does interviews. Pretty fun to watch what people do and say when they are cuttin loose. Tonight should be fun to watch too! Gonna watch some of the parade. Thanks for the schedule Mikie!<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.nola.com/bourbocam/classic/index.ssf/video" target="_blank">http://www.nola.com/bourbocam/classic/index.ssf/video</a>
 

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Really the only thing I was trying to get across when I made this post was how absolutely insane and unusual it is for an area to have over 70 parades in just 2 weeks!! That's just nuts. I can't get over this place.<br><br><br><br>
More info is found at mardigras.com (including the much interesting history and traditions of mardi gras.)
 

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The week after Mardi Gras, New Orleans hosts the EPA conference. (At least I think it's always there; it might rotate to other cities, too.) I wonder if there's still a lot of cleanup going on when the environmentalists and bureaucrats converge on the city. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/inquisitive.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":stinkeye:">
 
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