St. Louis has a modest-sized Mardi Gras. After all, we were founded by French explorers. It's not the elaborate, multi-day festival that shuts down a city, like in New Orleans or Rio de Janeiro. There is a good sized parade on Saturday in the funky Soulard neighborhood just south of downtown. The floats and costumes are certainly low-budget compared to the Big Easy but it's full of tipsy enthsiasm.
ShadowyOne and I went down to shoot the parade yesterday. It's a good excuse to be drinking in the streets before noon (as many of the photos will illustrate) and people love to pose for pictures. Plenty of material for the next few days on the blog. There are lots more on my Flickr site (and yet more to come!).
Sunday afternoon update: I'm working away at editing this set of pictures. I'll add some to the blog here and there as I go.
TOMORROW: Bubba goes to the parade.