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"That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

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  • Nick NikonNick Nikon Posts: 3,064 Captain
    edited February 22 #2
    Good morning!

    Bright, clear, ... and 20 degrees at dawn.

    It's supposed to hit the mid 50's, which will good.

    Especially at the sidewalk bars down in the Soulard neighborhood.

    The annual Mardi-Gras parade draws thousands of thristy revelers.

    Once a small celebration in the funky, historic, district, it got out of hand.

    The parade no longer goes through the small, narrow, streets of Soulard.

    Safety was the major concern ... sidewalks totally blocked, traffic as well.

    Was on the "Blues Society" float for the last of the "neighborhood" parades.

    At the end of the route, when we looked back, there was almost no one there. 

     We began near the front of the parade ... where was the rest of it?

    Turns out someone's beat-down pickup had overheated towing a flat bed trailer.

    It had burst into flames, and there was no way responders could reach it.

    Very lucky nobody was hurt, especially since most of the crowd was drunk as skunks.
  • ferris1248ferris1248 Posts: 7,694 Moderator
    Good morning!

    Bright, clear, ... and 20 degrees at dawn.

    It's supposed to hit the mid 50's, which will good.

    Especially at the sidewalk bars down in the Soulard neighborhood.

    The annual Mardi-Gras parade draws thousands of thristy revelers.

    Once a small celebration in the funky, historic, district, it got out of hand.

    The parade no longer goes through the small, narrow, streets of Soulard.

    Safety was the major concern ... sidewalks totally blocked, traffic as well.

    Was on the "Blues Society" float for the last of the "neighborhood" parades.

    At the end of the route, when we looked back, there was almost no one there. 

     We began near the front of the parade ... where was the rest of it?

    Turns out someone's beat-down pickup had overheated towing a flat bed trailer.

    It had burst into flames, and there was no way responders could reach it.

    Very lucky nobody was hurt, especially since most of the crowd was drunk as skunks.

    Like most popular neighborhoods, Soulard outgrew it's britches. It's success will destroy it. It's true of many successful neighborhoods in cities across America. Bigger is not always better.

    "That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole of the law. The rest is commentary."

    Rabbi Hillel (c20 BCE)

  • Nick NikonNick Nikon Posts: 3,064 Captain
    Soulard has had some redevelopment, but it's not gentrified.

    Very old buildings aren't easy to rehab within "Historic" codes.

    Most of the Mardi Gras party animals come from outside the City.

    Locals residents either leave town, or enjoy it from a balcony.

    They have their own Krews and organize the carnival themed parties.

    One of my favorites is called "The Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze".


  • skywayskyway St. Pete FLPosts: 143 Deckhand
    That is good stuff Nick!
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