Kenny Klein with Stapler

Kenny Klein with Stapler

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

(Wet) Mardi Gras 2014 in the Marigny

 It rained all day on Mardi Gras, but that didn't stop anyone from having a good time. Here are all of the shots I took on rainy Mardi Gras 2014. (For more info and fewer pics, see my Huffington Post coverage of the day).

Above and below, costumed revelers crossing Elysian Fields from the Marigny to Frenchmen Street. 

On Frenchmen Street...

 Oogie Boogie in Jackson Square.

Up and down Decatur Street.

Back on Frenchmen.

I stopped into a very crowded Mona's on Fenchmen Street, with Lauren and Anna (above). They have great Middle Eastern food; there were mustached women at the next table over (below). 

This woman had gotten a coconut at the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras morning. 

Selling booze on Frenchmen Street. 

Above, a wet dance party on Frenchmen Street. Below, crowds gather outside Maison on Frenchmen. 

My friend, Burlesque artist Ruby Rage (left) and her BF Jack (right) with friends (between them, and below). 

Above, I kept running into these guys. Here they are on Decatur Street, outside the liquor store.This is the best way to travel on Mardi Gras.

A dance party formed on Decatur Street where Queen Anne parade had come to its end hours before.

My bass player Paul Edmonds drumming (in creepy Saints face mask and Saints shirt).

Paul's hand, and blood on his drum, after playing for three straight days at parades, above. 

All the pretty horses...

 Above, a pair from Australia who were at Mardi Gras, and in the States, for the first time: he proposed to her during their trip here. 

From rainy Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter on Mardi Gras 2014, this is a soggy Kenny Klein, explaining it all.