IS MARDI GRA STILL A GOOD PLACE TO GO??

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    Sep 19, 2007 8:58 PM GMT
    I haven't been, and I'd like to pop that cherry eventually..lol
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    Sep 19, 2007 9:35 PM GMT
    I've heard it's still very good, as the French Quarter was spared much of the damage in '05. In fact, if there was a complaint about Mardi Gras, it was that it was too crowded. Like shoulder to shoulder claustrophobia-inducing crowds. Nowadays it might just be the perfect density of large crowd.

    Bonus: Not only will you get wasted, hear great music, eat great food, and surely get laid (if you want). But you will take pride in knowing you had a small hand in helping out a city that still needs folks to help restore its glory. No, it won't feel like work or sacrifice, but going there and spending your hard earned money will be very much appreciated. Just stick to the locally owned places. I recommend the Frenchman Hotel. Very reasonable and just a nice place.
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    Sep 19, 2007 9:44 PM GMT
    There is also Southern Decadence (sp?)

    You just missed it. It was on labor day weekend, its basically like Gay Mardi Gras. Its on Bourbon street and everything. My friend went this year and said it was awesome!

    just FYI :)
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    Sep 19, 2007 10:51 PM GMT
    Decadence is a lot of fun. Mardi Gras for men. Its all out wild 24 hours a day. If you're easily shocked, it might not be the best place to go. Otherwise, give it a shot a enjoy the show!
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    Sep 20, 2007 2:07 AM GMT
    Thanks Rugger for the post. You are indeed a gentleman! Yep, the Quarter is back to "normal" (depending on your definition). While Mardi Gras and SoDec are advanced educations for many folks, I recommend French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest (both in the spring) as well. Halloween is always a hoot, too. The locals will still bend over (not literally, guys!) backwards with hospitality and gratitude to our visitors and are genuinely sincere about it. All in all, we're still a little beat up, but always your Buddy by the Big Muddy. Come back soon!
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    Sep 20, 2007 9:14 AM GMT










    Thanks guys:)











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    Sep 21, 2007 1:26 AM GMT
    I was there in April and it was a non stop party from Canal all the way to Oz. People dancing in the streets, flashers, tap dancers andless homeless people. It feels like old times. The gay club elite is no longer there thou. There is a new younger group of guys pretty much taking over the scene. Drag queens are the ones with the biggest entourages there. Since the hurricane happen. It's not really like that anymore
  • Salubrious

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    Sep 21, 2007 7:50 AM GMT
    I was there for (of all the things) my fraternity's biannual meeting. It was a lot of fun, if a bit humid. Not sure why we picked N.O. for something in August, but whatevs.
  • BlackJock79

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    Oct 01, 2007 7:50 PM GMT
    I haven't been since right before Katrina and I had to be "straight" the whole time I was there (Oh, the perils of being in the closet...) but I want to go again and this time with some of my gay friends!