Holy Crap man.... Mardi Gras...
Let me just say that I am a huge fan of Mardi Gras. Whoever came up with this idea... is a damned genius. Why have one holiday dedicated to debauchery? Why not 40 days of it? After all... there are 40 days of Lent right?
When we moved down here I was utterly ignorant about Mardi Gras. I mean sure... I knew about the debauchery in New Orleans...but the actual holiday season concept was something I knew nothing about. So... we set out to learn.
We went to parades... and last night... we went to our first Mardi Gras Ball. Now a Mardi Gras Ball is a study in irony. You dress up like this... and go get totally smashed and while singing Blister in the Sun at the Karaoke booth... or dancing while the band rocks Stevie Ray Vaughn and Alabama tunes.
How much fun did we have?
Well I started an IV for my wife this morning... so that should tell you something.
All in all it was the most authentic southern celebration I have ever participated in. Both rigidly structured (white tie and tails or your ass ain't getting in the door) and totally uninhibited partying (cops were there... but that didn't stop one dude from literally climbing under his wife's dress right in the middle of the dance floor. and really no one much noticed or cared.) ... it was bizarrely awesome.
Plus... the whole night I felt like I should be carrying a stainless Walther PPK.
What do you think guys? micro 1911s for formal events? or PPKs?
Who says men know nothing about fashion?
Anyway... if you don't have Mardi Gras where you live... you're missing out. Badly. New Orleans claims Mardi Gras as its own... but in reality the first Mardi Gras was in Mobile Alabama... not New Orleans. So piss on them coon asses. Bama had it first.