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theantiquetiger
02-28-2017, 09:36 PM
Unlike the fanfare, formal balls, and parades of the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the "Courir de Mardi Gras" is a 200 year old tradition in Mamou, LA. Early in the morning, (Very Drunk) riders in costumes set out on horseback, begging for ingredients to make a gumbo for the town Mardi Gras festival. I had never attended it until today. These guys were crazy.

Here is the link to the entire album https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/albums/72157679014603651

Some of my favorites:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3859/32797568200_01378034b1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RYd7nN)mamou23a (https://flic.kr/p/RYd7nN) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

I can just hear this horse thinking, "These Idiots!"
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2808/33179903035_f2b139732d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SxZFcH)mamou17 (https://flic.kr/p/SxZFcH) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3746/32797254800_641a166df1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RYbvdm)mamou3 (https://flic.kr/p/RYbvdm) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2822/33137748526_447d72b0a4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SugC8Q)mamou5 (https://flic.kr/p/SugC8Q) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3729/32364434553_c6dd7fc395_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RiWbQi)mamou16 (https://flic.kr/p/RiWbQi) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2925/33023327782_d4437109ba_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SjabQo)mamou28 (https://flic.kr/p/SjabQo) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

My daughter Maddy
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/588/32364633933_2cc5fc1c87_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RiXd6T)mamou26 (https://flic.kr/p/RiXd6T) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/588/33052016881_58afc8d7d3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SmGe72)mamou24 (https://flic.kr/p/SmGe72) by Chris Campbell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/theantiquetiger/), on Flickr

Marko
03-01-2017, 12:22 PM
Another really fun set AT - well done! hard to pick a fave here! maybe shot one or chicken wing man...

theantiquetiger
03-01-2017, 12:26 PM
Another really fun set AT - well done! chicken wing man...

Thanks Marko. The chicken wing man probably represents the scene better than all others. #1 is a close second for representation, as well as the last one.