Tuesday, February 21, 2012
It's Fat Tuesday! The day of revelry and wild parades. Freaks waving their freak flags, queens in their drag. Like the pretty young thing above. No wait! That picture was taken at the 2010 Old Settler's in Ness City. Had you fooled, didn't I? I cropped out the American flag that had been visible at the right edge of the frame, so as not to give it away.
I heard about a Mardi Gras parade happening tonight that will take off from the Crossroad Arts District, in front of Y J's Snack Bar, and will travel all the way to the historic Jazz District at 18th and Vine. I kind of want to go, but I can't find out when the darn thing starts. I don't travel in the right circles. I'm not connected to the hipster grapevine. I don't have the right kinds of friends on Facebook. Even Google was no help. I could only find articles about the parade from past years, or about events I don't care about.
So it remains to be seen whether or not I will "laissez les bons temps rouler". Stay tuned for updates.