Sunday, February 19, 2012

Samedi Joufflu

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If Tuesday is Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, yesterday in St. Louis was Samedi Jofflu, Chubby Saturday. They (whoever they are) say we have the second biggest Mardi Gras celebration in the U.S. after New Orleans. Not that we could remotely approach the size and spectacle of theirs, but ours gets bigger and bigger, and has a cheery Hey kids! Let's put on a show! feel. The big parade is always the Saturday before the beginning of Lent.

I took about 1,500 shots, which is why I didn't get any comments written. Not nearly through the editing and sorting. More of these scenes to come over the next several days.

BTW, we also attended the basketball game I mentioned a few weeks ago, St. Louis University, where I went to college and law school, versus Fordham University in The Bronx, where I went to high school. Took some crummy iPhone pix - I'll see if any are useable. I hardly follow the team but, hey, Grace, one of our stars is from Perth, a young man named Cody Ellis.

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Everyone looks like they're having a great time at the Mardi Gras Bob, makes for great images. How interesting that Cody is playing for St. Louis. His dad Mike Ellis played for The Perth Wildcats and then coached them. A few of our players have done very well in the US Luc Longley was the first I think, he played with a few teams including the Chicago Bulls for a couple of seasons..Our Perth Wildcats are doing so well this season, 2nd in the NBL league with more than a good chance to win..

Stefan Jansson said...

1500 in one day, or at one event. I don't think I have ever done that. Have fun with the editing. That first photo i very crisp. The ZZ Top guy rocks.

T. Becque said...

1500 - I'm impressed. I didn't know about this event. Sounds like fun to me!

Olivier said...

après les Beatles , ZZ TOP, tu vis entouré de star ;o) sympathique le défilé de mardi gras

Virginia said...

Hey ya'll are horning in on NO and Mobile down here!!! Let the good times roll.

Jack said...

I just can't imagine going through 1500 images. On weeklong vacations I might take 600 pictures.

Julie said...

Hip hip ... for tomorrow I think, although time zones confuse the heck out of me.