mardi gras 2013

Bourbon at dusk

After my bride and a few friends have sung its praises over the past several months, I decided to start actually using the Instagram app I downloaded a couple years ago, and having it actually meant that I had something to do besides overindulge this year in New Orleans!  I took a ton of pictures and videos (via Vine), and a few actually turned out pretty well.

Pat O's

hurricanes

To the best of my recollection, the first day, we visited Pat O’s (per tradition) and then walked over to Bourbon Cowboy, where I got talked into shedding my shirt and riding a mechanical bull in just my vest for the $5 riding fee.  Luckily, no one caught it on film.

Looking back, I should have tipped the operator more than $2.

masked!

At some point, wrestling masks were donned, and more bars were visited.  Like this one, the Napoleon House!

napoleon house

And this one, the Carousel Bar!

carousel bar

And others on Bourbon Street.

on bourbon in evening

The next day we explored Jackson Square and had great Bloody Marys and fried chicken.

trolley

There were flaming bananas foster at Brennan’s.

bananas foster

And time spent at the most famous karaoke bar anywhere, the Cat’s Meow.

from balcony at night

Where I bared my soul to a crowd of rowdy kids.

singing at cat's

In my fancy jacket and appropriate t-shirt.

disco jacket

Dreamy.

I met the Ghost of Mardi Gras Future!

mardi gras future

And caught a plastic toilet at the Krewe of Tucks parade.

toilet caught

No arrests.  No vomiting.  A successful Mardi Gras.

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10 Responses to “mardi gras 2013”

  1. BusyDad says:

    I went to NOLA last year for Mardi Gras. I think. Maybe. That must mean I had a successful trip too.
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    muskrat Reply:

    You were there when I was doing this?

    http://fathermuskrat.com/2011/03/07/steps-for-winning-at-mardi-gras/

    I can’t believe we didn’t find each other!

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    muskrat Reply:

    Wrong year…I mean, you were there when I was doing this?

    http://fathermuskrat.com/2012/02/20/how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people-at-mardi-gras/

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  2. Dave2 says:

    Glad you had a successful Mardi Gras at The Big Easy!
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    muskrat Reply:

    Thanks…every time I go, I think I’d like to retire there.

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  3. Pretty Bride says:

    No arrests, no vomiting? It’s a Mardi Gras first!

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    muskrat Reply:

    Silly woman.

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  4. Jason says:

    Muskrat, that fancy jacket is the biz! How big a bat did you have to fight of the women? Looks like a swingin’ time. Hope you have fun and memories to last ’till the next adventuramastravaganztrip.

    Jason
    The Cheeky Daddy
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    muskrat Reply:

    I did have a lot of women complimenting the jacket, but mainly it was dudes who would stop me to ask where they could buy one!

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  5. […] that.  It was mass happiness.  No one was fighting or pushing or shoving like I see each year at Mardi Gras.  A few thousand run with the bulls, while hundreds of thousands come to the festival to watch the […]

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