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redstick13
Wofford Fan
Western Colorado
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re: Mamou Mardi Gras


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I'm excited! Everyone needs a trashy party every once in awhile!









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GREENHEAD22
LSU Fan
LafayettebywayofBush
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Mamou Mardi Gras


Its a blast drink till you drop while trying to chase chickens. We will most likely be there this year again.





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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2010
10957 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


It's a good time. We checked it out a few years back. We ended up in a trailer with the biggest bunch of racists I have ever met, but besides that it was great. Drunken guys on horses chasing chickens and doing back flips off the horses in to roadside ditches while a band on a trailer plays La danse de Mardi Gras over and over again.





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oldcharlie8
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2012
3190 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


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How many parades does Mamou have?



parades?

mamou is a horse trail ride basically. you go from house to house and chase chickens or receive something else for the gumbo at the end of the ride.






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Celery
Southern Fan
Cornball
Member since Nov 2010
5734 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


I've been once. I liked it as much as New Orleans. It's completely different though so one can't really compare the two.





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Darla Hood
LA-Lafayette Fan
Near that place by that other place
Member since Aug 2012
4218 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


Courir de Mardi Gras is an experience like no other. I've never been to one in Mamou, but I've gone to Church Point and Tee Mamou. I love the one in Tee Mamou.







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beulahland
LSU Fan
Little D'arbonne
Member since Jan 2013
1458 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


drunken coonasses





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SlowFlowPro
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re: Mamou Mardi Gras


the shite the night before was awesome for a kid in high school. huge crowds of under age kids drinking and filling up the downtown of some podunk town





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re: Mamou Mardi Gras


mamou chicks are pretty fiya





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jthib07
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Mamou
Member since Sep 2006
1606 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


Lived there 30 years, I've been to it a couple times





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LSUEnvy
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LakeClusterChuck
Member since May 2011
7026 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


Acadian ambulance keeps a helicopter on standby just on the outskirts of town if that's any indicator of how rowdy it gets





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oldcharlie8
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2012
3190 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


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Lived there 30 years


sorry to hear that.

my condolences






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Topisawtiger
LSU Fan
Mississippi
Member since Oct 2012
654 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


My dad and his family are from St. Landry and Evangeline parishes, so we went to the parades in Eunice and Mamou back in the day. To put it mildly, they are very 'cajun' but a freaking blast. The parade itself is more like a country parade with the homemade floats and lots of horses crapping all over the road. lol But the people there are very cool, and if you like to eat and drink, well they are then the coolest. Definitely go and enjoy yourself, just don't expect it to be anything like the one in New Orleans.

Now if you ever want to go to a fun 'family' style Mardi Gras try the one over in Mobile, AL. It is sponsored by Moonpie. We came home with an ice chest full of moonpies. Ate on those things for six months.






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Spankum
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Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Mamou Mardi Gras


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I grew up going to New Orleans for parades but from what I hear, it is nothing like that. What can I expect in Mamou?


honestly, there is no comparison at all...not even the same event, in my mind...

like the cajun culture in general, the mamou event is totally casual and not the slightest bit formal...just expect a damn big drunken gathering of cajuns having fun and clowning...

just let those around you know you haven't experienced it before and go with the flow...






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MNCscripper
LSU Fan
The Woodlands, TX
Member since Jan 2004
3461 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


I went to LSUE for a year, went to the Mamou Mardi Gras. I think it should almost be a bucket list type thing for a Louisianian. Everything described in this thread is pretty accurate





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Paul Allen
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2007
26655 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


We encountered belligerent racists the year we went. It was uncalled for. New Orleans was a much better and more open minded experience.





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Geauxtiga
NC-Wilmington Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
26381 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


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Acadian ambulance keeps a helicopter on standby just on the outskirts of town if that's any indicator of how rowdy it gets
And the bars make enough profit THAT weekend to pay their expenses the remainder.






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GEAUX H TOWN
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2012
381 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


So your boyfriend is a crawfish farmer





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Geauxtiga
NC-Wilmington Fan
No man's land
Member since Jan 2008
26381 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


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We ended up in a trailer with the biggest bunch of racists I have ever met
I thought the whites and blacks have separate events. Whites are on one end of town and the blacks on the other.






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Paul Allen
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Nov 2007
26655 posts

re: Mamou Mardi Gras


You're thinking of the Breaux Bridge crawfish festival





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