New Orleans and Mardi Gras

Posted: February 28, 2006 in Holiday




For the first time in six months, New Orleans had two weeks to be happy. Mardi Gras. For the 150th time, the big easy, although still feeling bad effects from Hurricane Katrina,  had something to cheer and celebrate about. Even though, the streets may not be packed as usual this time, but one thing remains that the spirit of the Mardi Gras celebration, in my opinion has not died. I read on other websites that Mardi Gras should not be celebrated, nor thought about. I think some detractors should take a lesson from the WWE. When WWE Smackdown! was in Houston, Texas on September 13, 2001, the WWE stood an example of getting on with life. Yes, there was a tragedy, but the show had to go on. There were constant news coverages and tickers of the terrorist attack, but I think the WWE did a brave thing by giving the viewers a break from the footages. The same could be for Mardi Gras. Six months ago, Hurricane Katrina devasted one of my favorite cities in the U.S. I can remember that 5 years ago, I visited New Orleans with my family. It is a nice, partied, jazzy and yes a great city to visit. Also, I have relatives live in the Big Easy. New Orleans has ties with African Americans in connetions with Louis Armstrong, Master P, Juvenile, Lil Romeo, the Zulu group with Mardi Gras and etc. For this, let me end by saying that let New Orleans have this one. Let Mardi Gras be the one thing that can get the city rolling again. They need this cheering up attitude in order to rebuild the city. Even it invovles things uncensored for beads ala GGW!


"Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler" – Let the Good Times Roll" – (for once!)





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