I started off the day with Mimosas and King Cake at a friend's house in lower Marigny. Then walked up (through various groups of costumers and revelry) to meet with some musician friends in the Marigny Triangle neighborhood; we were playing for a friend's wedding. The couple were wheeled in home made floats for a short parade to the R Bar, and they were married on the porch across the street. Next on over to Frenchmen Street, for the presentation of the new court of the Krewe of Kosmic Debris, then the parade into the French Quarter. Then back down to Frenchmen Street, and walk back to my starting point, passing thru continued fun. Another fine Mardi Gras Day.
WWL TV video, Mardi Gras Merriment in the Marigny. Unusually well done sample - or maybe I'm just biased since I can (very briefly) be seen and (less briefly) heard playing my trombone with a small group for our friend, Sousaphone player Ed Doskey,'s wedding.
Me and my some of my bandmates playing the wedding. Photo by great local photographer Kim Welsh of Offbeat Magazine.
YouTube vid of that wonderful colorful heard of cats, the Krewe of Kosmic Debris, starting to roll Quarterwards on Frenchmen Street. "It Ain't My Fault".
My set of pics on Flickr
My YouTube vid of Mardi Gras Day music snippets.
Much of the middle of the day I was busy playing, but I got a few moments of interest before/after/between, most notably a nice little sample of the great Panorama Brass Band, New Orleans Klezmer.