Record High Mardi Gras Crowds in New Orleans (PHOTOS) | Huffington Post

"Down in New Orleans where the blues was born, it takes a cool cat to blow a horn" - Mardi Gras Mambo.
Mardi Gras season is in high gear in the City of New Orleans, which expects a record tourist season as this will be the latest Fat Tuesday in 150 years, coinciding with Spring Break. The only dark cloud so far was a day of thunderstorms canceling many of Saturday's parades and moving the Endymion Super Krewe to Sunday, March 6, following the Krewe of Bacchus. Bacchus royalty is Andy Garcia; and Kelly Ripa and CNN's Anderson Cooper are reigning over Endymion...

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