I've never been inclined to attend Mardi Gras, but while we were in NOLA last month I softened my views on public urination and drunkenness. Of course, we won't go back so soon to New Orleans for this coming Mardi Gras, but we thought might want to see what the Saint Louis Mardi Gras looks like.
Evidently Mardi Gras isn't just Fat Tuesday, it's more like a Fat Fortnight. For example, on February the 23rd, the weekend before the Mardi Gras (observed) parade, there is a pet parade. I don't know what happens at the St. Louis Pet Mardi Gras, maybe dogs show their teats for beads, maybe they urinate on the sides of buildings, perhaps there are floats. (I doubt there are floats.) (You know every dog would be hanging its head off the side off the float.)
BUT guess what band is playing immediately after the pet parade?
How fun is that?