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610man
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Louisiana
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re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
Word is the krewe doesn't want to do that again, and will do any and everything possible to roll on Saturday


Kevin TheRant
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re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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A rainy, cold Mardi Gras would Top my list.



You forgot to add.. Sponsored by Monstery Energy Drink.

Monster Energy Mardi Gras, still nowhere near as trashy as Supercross.


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RedPop4
USA Fan
Santiago de Compostela
Member since Jan 2005
10068 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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Word is the krewe doesn't want to do that again, and will do any and everything possible to roll on Saturday


Well, certainly.
However, it's not like the city has the luxury to wait until 4:00 on Saturday and say "welp, let's try again tomorrow..."

Everyone involved has to be ready for this. Simply because all possibilities are being discussed, doesn't mean they will come to fruition.


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notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
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re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
Do you think they would consider and earlier start time for Saturday if needed?
I'm not sure if NOPD and logistics could support it, but I guess it's an option


SippyCup
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Member since Sep 2008
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re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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Do you think they would consider and earlier start time for Saturday if needed? I'm not sure if NOPD and logistics could support it, but I guess it's an option


Not so much NOPD logistics, but rather parade logistics. I believe an earlier start would have them running into Tucks before they conclude.


610man
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jun 2005
3485 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
Who knows, I am not connected to higher ups or anything. I have been through this a few times. One year they decided to cancel on Friday night, didn't rain a drop on Saturday. Then after it happened last time, 2012, it was made clear that Mid-City and Saturday is where the krewe belongs, and everything that can be done to stay there, will. Also, we wouldn't start until 11-11:30 on Sunday.


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610man
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Jun 2005
3485 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
Move everyone up then, but rain, right now, is for the whole day. So moving up does nothing.


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gjackx
Houston Astros Fan
Red Stick
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14831 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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Speculation right now is that the city is already preparing for an Endymion washout, and moving them uptown behind Bacchus on Sunday.

This happened in 2006, first year after Katrina. It was a little different though, since the Superdome was not in use. BUT, it definitely happened. I remember other parades getting moved up in time and shortened, the Sunday ones at least. I rode in both Thoth and Endymion that year (which wound up being the same day because of this), it was a loooooong damn day!

From what I recall, Saturday would have been fine for Endymion...there was panic and they called it too soon.


Breesus
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re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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the city is already preparing for an Endymion washout, and moving them uptown behind Bacchus on Sunday.



Please no.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
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re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
Is the city not capable of running parades back to back? Happens in Houma all the time


LNCHBOX
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Member since Jun 2009
49845 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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Is the city not capable of running parades back to back? Happens in Houma all the time


That's a shiny hook.


Houma parades suck, baw.


notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
39086 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
Here comes the smart guy


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jlovel7
LSU Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Aug 2014
6481 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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Happens in Houma all the time


Almost every parade in New Orleans happens back to back.


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Jim Rockford
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Member since May 2011
64733 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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Might be a cold and wet Mardi Gras, period..


A forward thinking tourist-oriented destination would move it to April every year. That's what Disney would do. New Orleans is mired in the past.


Thib-a-doe Tiger
LSU Fan
LaTour and in BRgetthenet's head
Member since Nov 2012
27240 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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Houma parades suck, baw.



That’s just like, your opinion, man


All parades suck


NOLALGD
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Member since May 2014
1073 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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This happened in 2006, first year after Katrina. It was a little different though, since the Superdome was not in use. BUT, it definitely happened. I remember other parades getting moved up in time and shortened, the Sunday ones at least. I rode in both Thoth and Endymion that year (which wound up being the same day because of this), it was a loooooong damn day!

From what I recall, Saturday would have been fine for Endymion...there was panic and they called it too soon.


This is exactly what happened. The other problem with running Endymion after Bacchus is you essential have to run it with no bands, only floats.


Kevin TheRant
LSU Fan
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re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
Do you even know what Mardi Gras is?


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LNCHBOX
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re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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All parades suck



Nah.


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notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
39086 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
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The other problem with running Endymion after Bacchus is you essential have to run it with no bands, only floats.


It's just such a bad situation. You also have those 15,000 or whatever number of people who were going to the dome for the extravaganza and those bands that were booked for that.
Many riders probably had already planned to check out of hotels and/or book flights out of town on Sunday.

And it sucks to just say, oh well for these guys. 3,000 riders who probably have $1,500 each invested in throws.


RedPop4
USA Fan
Santiago de Compostela
Member since Jan 2005
10068 posts

re: Not looking good for the weekend parades
Endymion will have at least ONE band on Sunday night.


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