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I realize there could be a vicious argument about New Orleans versus Mobile, but I just wanted to say this: I attended my first Mardis Gras this year (Mobile, AL) and this is quite possibly the best holiday and most fun I've ever had. And I had a raucous good time in college.
Laissez les bons temps rouler.
Whatever Mardi Gras you went to pales in comparison to New Orleans, and whatever Mardi Gras you go to in New Orleans now pales in comparison to New Orleans Mardi Gras pre-Katrina.
That said, glad you enjoyed Mardi Gras, because it's the best holiday ever - drinking and eating to excess, the best music all over the place, and boobs everywhere.
I had an absolute blast. Went to the MoT Ball Saturday night... Ridiculous.
I'll be coming back annually. I'm glad I finally took my friend (who lives in Mobile) up on the invite.
Can't be serious ?
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
You red belly sunburned commie rat bastard, Im on to you ahole, oh yeah.... Im on to you now
That will be the last time I pass you the peanuts if you now what I mean
I plan on attending New Orleans Mardis Gras, but he isn't wrong... the people here (that live here and come to Mobile) swear by Mobile Mardis Gras. Plus, it's the original.
I haven't been to either one, Im just twistin your titties
Jazz Fest > Mardis Gras
Hahahahaha you have no idea boy. Come to St. Charles on the Thursday - Sunday before Fat Tuesday. It's the best bands, best crowds, best parades, and the best weekend of the year. Bourbon sucks for Mardi Gras, hang with the locals and you will have the most fun you could imagine. Mobile is like Slidell's Mardi Gras boring, for old people, and not that good.
I got plenty drunk here in Mobile, especially at the damn MoT Ball... but NOLA is on the list, Scoot. I may need a guide to show me around.
I don't know if we can be friends anymore.
Are you agreeing?
No it's not, do your research
Very close, depends in the lineup
Everything I've ever heard of read says Mobile was technically the first Mardis Gras celebration...
It's not about the drunkenness, it's about the bands and float presatation
The first Mardi Gras happen in New Orleans in 1699, first in Mobile was 1703. Didn't come back to New Orleans till 1723
Spew your shit and dont do your own research, typical liberal
I can agree on that. I just love the New Orleans brass/funk bands. Nobody lays down a show like those folks do.
Just for discussion:
"Mardi Gras arrived in North America as a sedate French Catholic tradition with the Le Moyne brothers, Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, in the late 17th century, when King Louis XIV sent the pair to defend France's claim on the territory of Louisiane, which included what are now the U.S. states of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
The expedition, led by Iberville, entered the mouth of the Mississippi River on the evening of March 2, 1699, Lundi Gras, not yet knowing it was the river explored and claimed for France by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle in 1683. The party proceeded upstream to a place on the west bank about 60 miles downriver from where New Orleans is today, where a small tributary emptied into the great river, and made camp in what is now Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. This was on March 3, 1699, Mardi Gras day, so in honor of this holiday, Iberville named the spot Point du Mardi Gras (French: "Mardi Gras Point") and called the small tributary Bayou Mardi Gras. Bienville went on to found Mobile, Alabama in 1702 as the first capital of French Louisiana. In 1703 French settlers in that city began to celebrate the Mardi Gras tradition. By 1720, Biloxi was made capital of Louisiana. While it had French settlers, Mardi Gras and other customs were celebrated with more fanfare given its new status. In 1723, the capital of French Louisiana was moved to New Orleans, founded in 1718. With the growth of New Orleans as a city and the creolization of different cultures, the varied celebration of Mardi Gras became the event most strongly associated with the city. In more recent times, several U.S. cities without a French Catholic heritage have instituted the celebration of Mardi Gras, which sometimes emerged as grassroots movements."
Yes it was
You guys should go back in time and figure this out imo
I'm down for that
This is one of the first years in Mobile I havent gone (weather), but I like it compared to NoLa, now that Im older.
I got crunk in my early 20a tho. Like Jamarcus Russell crunk.
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