The streets of New Orleans have been packed with bumper to bumper traffic for the Superbowl weekend while the streets of Mobile, Alabama have been flooded with another crowd.
Folks such as “Big Daddy” Furst who have been long time Mardi Gras attendees in New Orleans have sought other places to find their Mardi Gras Merriment. For those who have been going to New Orleans to spend the two weekends of Mardi Gras celebrating at the parades it was a time to change patterns and Mobile, Alabama, the Mother of Mardi Gras in America, was there to welcome them.
While Mobile may not have the parade Krewes the size of the huge New Orleans parade Krewes, they don’t lack in spirit or numbers. The parades started rolling this year on January 12th and have been going strong. The only day without a parade from January 31, 2013 to February 12, 2013 is Wednesday 6, 2013.
The parades are rolling hard and the throws are flying so if you are in the area and not watching the Superbowl, have a happy Mardi Gras experience in Mobile!
More photos from Mardi Gras in Mobile, New Orleans, and other events on The Weird Review photos galleries!