Mardi Gras parades will never be the same again

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  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    This really infuriates me. Not only are these morons turning a festivity into a killing field & subjecting people to serious danger, but they're between 15-19 years old! :mad: :rolleyes:

    story here
     
  2. walliver macrumors newbie

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    "Mardi Gras will never be the same."

    Actually, this kind of incident is not uncommon in New Orleans. There have been shootings at a number of previous parades (including the MLK Jr parade). Generally, gang rivals run into each other at a public event and start shooting indiscriminately.

    When I lived in N'Awlins in the late 80's, I remember a TV reporter describing parade related deaths mentioning that iy is common for children to be run over by floats during the Fat Tuesday parades.

    The only thing about this incident which appears different, is that it happened "uptown".
     
  3. virividox macrumors 601

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    thats just retarded, people come there to have fun. its hard to have fun when you have to look out for shooters.
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is a very sad story eyelikeart. My prayers go out the the victims, families, and friends. Please be very careful this my friend. ;)
     
  5. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    It is sad that a few idiots can ruin the event for everyone...
     
  6. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    It's always a few idiots who ruin everything for everyone. This is yet another example.:mad:
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    But when is Mardi Gras?

    This is just stupid and its going to scare a lot of people - but I don't think its a show stopper....

    Sad, sad, sad....and only 15...:eek:

    D
     
  8. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    We're having Mardi Gras here on Sunday. Depending on the weather the crowds can be pretty large (although nothing like New Orleans). It also happens to be the weekend with the highest checkout rate of video cameras from the university. Go figure....;)
     
  9. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    mardi gras is this tuesday, the day before ash wednesday.

    i go to LSU, and we actually get monday, tuesday, and wednesday off school next week.
     
  10. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    They should have given them shooting lessons so that they would have killed each other instead of other people. :mad: Obviously, it doesn't matter whether someone under 21 can get a gun legally or not.
     
  11. ratspg macrumors regular

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    it's sad, but it happens everywhere unfortunately :(
     
  12. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    ---------------DO NOT ENTER-------------------


    MARDI-GRAS WILL SUCK THIS YEAR!!!
    In attempt to expand business and clean up the city of New Orleans, governor elect Kathline Blanco tried to kill two birds with one stone by moving 8 (of 32) parade lines to suburbs:

    The problem with that is that this city is already a maze. No tourist in their right mind is willing to navigate the suburbs to see a parade.

    Usualy we have big name celebs on the floats. This year it's a "dork-fest" with the hobbit cast from Lord Of The Geeks. (Who knows... you techies are probably into that)
     
  13. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    Well, I'm thankful for Mardi Gras for one thing.

    Having it causes us to have all next week off.

    WOO!

    I love louisiana.

    And nope, I won't be going to a parade this year. In fact, I haven't gone to one in like 6 years.
     
  14. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    Who knows, maybe they'll learn and correct the mistake next year.

    You gotta uderstand this is a very very old city, and changing history just pisses people off. A few of theses parades have been doing the St. Charles line for over 50 years. Rex is over 150 years old. Although it's not going anywhere NOW- that doesn't mean that it won't in the future...
     
  15. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    sorry but most tourists who were going to come to mardi gras still will. theres still tons of parades downtown, probably enough so that it'll still be shoulder-to-shoulder most of the time.

    also, nobody usually gives a crap what celebrities are on the floats. especially tourists coming from outside LA. a few years back we just laughed as britney spears rolled by underneath a protective plexiglass bubble on her stupid float. guess who cared? The people who travel to la for mardi gras have a few things on their agenda probably a bit higher than seeing a celebrity on a float.

    I'm not some guy from washington or somewhere telling you how mardi gras is. i'm from slidell myself, and im in baton rouge right now at LSU.
     
  16. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    Sorry but that's all irrelavent.

    I said Mardi Gras is gonna suck, therefore it will.
     
  17. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    The best part of posts like that one is that it makes it so much easier to know who to totally disregard in the future.
     
  18. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    No one cares what u think.
     
  19. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    we have our share of parades up here in the sane part of the state, where less people shoot each other, but then again, you see a LOT less boobage. Guess it's a trade-off, really. :)

    and where the FARK did all you guys in Louisiana come from?
     
  20. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    :prints post and reply:
    :puts in frame:
    :hangs frame on my wall:


    Congratulations -- You -- eyelikeart have been given the 'best post ever' of 2004 by MrMacMan.

    --MrMacMan
     
  21. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

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    <rolls over and dies laughing>
    I wondered who'd win... ;)
     
  22. TommyLee macrumors regular

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    I visit this forum about once a month.

    In other words, I could care less, I'm not a LOOSER like you guys. My voice is final.
     
  23. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    I live in Southeastern Louisiana. St. Charles Parish. Always have.
     
  24. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, well, that was 4 posts, so we'll see you in June. Bye bye.

    (and it's spelled L-O-S-E-R in case you actually have trouble with 2 syllable, 5 letter words)
     
  25. eyelikeart thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    U must care if u feel compelled to post though.
     

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