Saturday evening three parades rolled on the streets of Mobile, AL. The Maids of Mirth led the way with their balloon decked MOM float.
They were followed by the Butterfly Maidens, and Krewe of Marry Mates parades
Lovely young lasses in cute, geeky glasses threw treasures and shot confetti into the crowd.
Mini buggies heavily laden with beads and other prizes rolled through the streets and tossed their trinkets to the waiting watchers.
Here’s a Mobile Mardi Gras tip those who have never been in a Mardi Gras parade in Mobile, after the parade goes by on Government Street the locals don’t disperse as the parade makes a loop and comes right back to the same place but from the direction that it most recently departed.
On this final stretch the maskers on the floats who have doled out their supplies at a metered pace are now nearing the finish line and they work hard to deplete their supplies so the throws come by the hands full and the bigger throws that had been used to tease earlier often are seen flying to the crowds at the end of the run.
The parades will continue to roll every day except Wednesday February 6, 2013 until the final parades on Mardi Gras day.
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