The Muses parade has been my favorite since year one. It’s led by an all ladies krewe tossing glittered heels out to the luckiest in the crowd. Their parade always kicks off with large glowing lights, confetti and a procession of ethereal floating butterflies and shoes. The lights, the glitter, the colors are all beautiful and festive.
wandering the Garden District and settling in for happy hour at Dat Dog, our
little group walked down towards St. Charles to catch a parade. We were a tad
late but the parades are long and there are plenty of fun beads and throws to
catch from the Muses aside from a shoe. In between the floats, high school
marching bands dance their way down the streets as the crowds shout, cheer and
jump in excitement.
notice (because we tend to be harder on ourselves, right?), but I’m still
struggling to capture the parades well. I don’t like using flash but then I end
up with blur, grain or photos that are just pitch black. My parade photography
needs help, y’all. Regardless though, I appreciate these photos for the
memories they capture. It was so fun introducing some of my oldest friends to
New Orleans’ Mardi Gras.
I was celebrating Summer’s victory – she caught a boot – when ones of the Muses pointed down to me and handed me a glittery heel of my own. I guess she liked my spirit! All I have to say is, life goal completed. I win Mardi Gras! At least that’s the feeling. I have a shoe from my first Muses parade but it was caught by my roommate so this felt so much more exciting.
We continued to revel in the debris of glitter and beads littering the street, even after the last of the floats passed by. Once you have experienced Mardi Gras in New Orleans, there’s just no going back.
Where have you celebrated Carnival?
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