FOR THE PARADE
Today is the Mardi Gras Parade in St. Louis
(the 2nd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the nation,
just behind New Orleans.)
The weather is cooperating,
so revelers will be dressing up in their
Mardi Gras party clothes . . . lots of sparkles,
green/purple/gold colors, festive masks
and of course, Mardi Gras beads.
Beads will be thrown from 130 floats
along the parade route (in Soulard).
An estimated 30-million beads will be
thrown to a record crowd,
as we get ready for the real Mardi Gras