This was a decades-long tradition, an annual casting-off of the responsibilities of daily mundane life, ignoring the real universe, to just plain be silly. Each year I tried to remain practical, and paid attention for the bad guys while traveling to and especially from it. Three important areas of her body were spangled nicely in minute silver stars. There were two large oriental rugs laid out, one with a massive gold-leafed and velvet-cushioned throne, and one with an ornate marble-topped table. The band finally stopped playing at 9am, but only because the party ran out of booze and no one was sober enough to go get more. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. I pulled the mask from its wall display, found a black velvet cape and further dark accoutrements.
Ariah. Age: 25.
I admitted myself indeed a wuss, as the last set was not scheduled to start until sunrise, and jumped on my bike.
Francesca. Age: 21.
mardi gras completely naked
There was some sort of logic roiling about in my head that involved me escaping harm by hurtling down streets in a cape and mask, balanced on two wheels. Louisiana Festivals features. As I was doing this, the Grand Mistress of Decadence, who is also the underground real estate agent who finally found a house for me, walked out to survey the line of newcomers and spotted me. It took place in a sticky year-old molasses factory, and the neighborhood of abandoned warehouses was also a bit edgy.