I Survived The Krewe Of Centaur Parade
First things first, I was an absolute newbie when it comes to real Mardi Gras - Shreveport Style.
It was insane! I had the honor of riding in the Grand Marshall's Float in this year's Krewe Of Centaur Mardi Gras parade. I have been to Mardi Gras parades in other cities, but I had no idea that the SBC loved it (and us) so much! I had an incredible experience. The noise rose to loud but acceptable volume, and stayed there for about 4 hours! I threw beads too fast, and at many points I couldn't throw them fast enough. Even after riding in the Sping Hill and Minden Parades, I was woefully unprepared for the madness.
Don't get me wrong, it was amazing! I took as many pictures as I could, but it was not easy juggling a phone, beads, and other Centaur-ian throws. Check the pics and the video below.
Also, here's the first-person view of the crowd.