Mardi Gras Day, better known as Fat Tuesday, began with a bang, in downtown Lafayette, with a costume contest in Parc Sans Souci, followed by the King Gabriel Parade. After the parade, we decided to head over to Cajun Field for a while, to Le Festival de Mardi Gras, where thousands were already enjoying the beautiful day and dancing to the boogie blues of The Bayou Boys. Next, it was back to Johnston Street, for the two afternoon parades. The last parade, The Independent Parade, was throwing beads like crazy and we really racked up on beads there.
By this time, we were ready for some refreshment and headed over to Artmosphere for,
you guessed it, more partying! Trueman Posse and Dirty Laundry were just two of the bands playing today and entertaining the crowd. An absolute blast and we're not done, because we're headed to Bisbano's Cellar Door for the Jazz Jam and more Mardi Gras-ing. Let the meatballs roll, cher! Happy Mardi Gras! See ya'll at Downtown Alive in March! Right around the corner!