Hurry take me to the Mardi Gras
In the city of my dreams
You can legalize your lows
You can wear your summer clothes
In the New Orleans
And I will lay my burden down
Rest my head upon that shore
And when I wear that starry crown
I won't be wanting anymore
Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras
Let the music wash your soul
You can mingle in the street
You can jingle to the beat of Jelly Roll"
- Paul Simon
We caught the parade of the Mystic Krewe of Barkus, rolling in the French Quarter.
UPDATE: 3/5/2011 - Thanks to the wonderful Magee family for their beautiful Avatar costumes in the first photo!