How do Nick and I top a great night of grilled cheeses and burgers/KU game? Mardi Gras Parade 2009, KC style. Well, technically "there wasn't a parade." When we arrived, groups of the Mardi Gras goers were getting ready and getting their drinking on. A highlight was a child puking. We thought the kid was drunk because the puking didn't bother him, but his brother was crying wanting to end the night. Moments later, the puking boy was picking chocolate coins off of the street. Another wonderful highlight of the night, were dancers in their underwear in the window. A couple of the dancers might have second thoughts about being in the window since they filled the window, if you get my drift. Below the dancers were more dancers behind a curtain with a light shining behind them. Just amazing. Above this group were kids in a window throwing out beads. Classic. As we were leaving, a man in just gold shorts came out in the window. That topped the night. Nick and I both agree that next year when we attend Mardi Gras, we are going to wear costumes to fit in. Or maybe a better idea, we can dance in the windows.
One of the floats at Mardi Gras