The Blood, the Mud and the Beads!
We arrived in time to check in and walk the 4 blocks or so to Bourbon Street and the Lundi Gras party. The night turned out to be a combination of a "bucket list"/learning experience. We started down Bourbon Street fairly comfortably and fairly early with street side drinks in hand. Certainly the crowds were large but nothing unmanageable. We paused several places to lean on a wall and people watch. Here I was as my real self partying in New Orleans! Life was good then BOOM! We moved another 4 blocks or so up the street and then I found out what life in a " mosh pit " must be like. No one moved, beads were flying from as high as two stories up and of course were under your feet. I found out quickly this part of Mardi Gras was ideal for a 20 something person but girlfriend and I went, experienced and bailed! Remember too that the actual "Fat Tuesday" celebration was the next night. I'm sure that those of you who visit Cyrsti's Condo and have b