You like my new specs? I'll be wearing them in the Mardi Gras parade this Saturday and then probably everyday for the next two weeks because they're awesome.
Me and my crew will be marching in our town's Mardi Gras parade. Decked out in our finest Renaissance duds and fun Mardi Gras accessories, we will throw beads in the parade and then later hand out flyers for the faire to all the thousands of people who will be there. It'll be a killer promo op and we're going to take advantage of it hardcore.
And there will be corn dogs and funnel cakes- and I will eat them....all.
I ordered 720 throwing beads direct from New Orleans and spent the afternoon removing them from little plastic bags and laying them out in these baskets very carefully so they won't get tangled.
I would hate for some poor kid to get popped in the face by a wad of beads that got mangled up into a two-pound ball of plastic. I also metallic-fringed our banner and decorated the baskets and then sat around and did nothing for a few hours.
Because the baby bump is getting a little too bulgy, I'm going to wear my beige one-piece with some awesome add-ons. I realized today that the gown hasn't been cleaned since the last faire (I spilled coffee and soda on it and then got drenched in rain). It's filthy, the hem is tattered but it's comfy.
Here's proof of the beating this dress took at the faire last year.
If I take it to the cleaners now, there's no way I'll get it back in time for the parade. And besides, it's just going to get sweaty and more dirty at the parade anyway so there's really no point in worrying about it.
We won this handsome 1st place trophy in the marching category of the Christmas parade, so hopefully we will add another trophy for this parade and start a nice collection of win tokens.
This is my first time participating in any kind of Mardi Gras festivities. Mardi Gras isn't really a big deal in this area. In fact this is Texarkana's second Mardi Gras parade ever and that's as far as it goes.
What's Mardi Gras like where you live?