(UPDATED 2/22/12; 3:02PM): The Independent Weekly has run a story with more details surrounding the scuffle that took place Tuesday at the Mardi Gras Independent Parade line-up area (the Independent Weekly and the Independent Parade are not related.
We've seen some characters in our Mardi Gras wanderings today - some folks who scared us, some who entranced us, and some who downright annoyed us. We call 'em "People of Mardi Gras." You know the type?
Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what we mean.
Do you get more throws at the beginning of the parade route, the middle or the end? Where's the best food? Is one area better for families, party people, out-of-towners? Everybody has a favorite spot to watch the parades. Tell us your favorite spot:
John Funk Jr., President of La Grande Boucherie des Cajuns, visited us this morning to talk about the entertainment, food and fun that make up the legendary festival, including the 'Squeal Like a Pig' Contest! Don't miss this unique cultural experience, Saturday Feb. 18 in St. Martinville! Click through to hear Jo
On Tuesday, February 21, CJ and Debbie Ray will bring you a special Mardi Gras edition of the Polyester Power Hour! Live from Lafayette, all your Mardi Gras favorites and the best of the Old School hits you love to dance to! Mardi Gras day from 6:00am- 12 noon! Bring your radio with you or download RadioPup for your iPhone or Android and get ready to celebrate Mardi Gras in Lafayette with CJ and Debbie Ray and the World-Famous Polyester Pow
Mardi Gras is fast approaching and soon guest bedrooms and couches will be filled with out-of-town friends and family looking to enjoy the festival season. In order to ensure these first timers have just as good a time as long time Mardi Gras veterans, here are a few dos and don’ts to pass along.
It's carnival time again! All over Acadiana, preparations are taking place to celebrate Mardi Gras 2012. From the Mardi Gras Balls to the parades, here's a list of what's going on and when here in Acadiana for Mardi Gras 2012. (UPDATE – Youngsville Par
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