then the cleanup crew rolled through at about 2 or 3 am, this is a lot more ceremonial than anything else. at least away from Canal St.
the next morning everything smells and looks a lot better
and then today all of those people from last night must fill the airport.
We were there for about 5 days and saw a lot of parades: Endymion, Bacchus, Tucks, Zulu, Mid-City, Rex, and parts of others. Plus we saw lots of nudity, drunks, vomiting, great costumes and other things. We ate some great food, heard some good music, drank gallons of warm beer, and it seemed like we went to a 5-day long party.
I have now been spanked by an "angel" for not wearing a costume, I have been asked to display my manhood by a balcony full of men, more than once, and I have stood in line on the street pre-8am to buy a beer and/or frozen cocktail. I have seen sexual acts performed in the street and on balconies while hundreds of people took photos. But mostly I saw a bunch of people just enjoying themselves.
But even with some of the weirdness, or maybe because of some of that, I'd still go back and I think M would too.
But not without a costume!