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Old 02-14-2013, 05:05 PM   #16
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I thought it was terrific - high energy, beautiful floats, beads flying, good music, everyone having fun!
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Thanks for adding those pictures Sue. I would have liked to have gotten more pictures of the street and stilt performers but they wouldn't stand still long enough. I'll try again this weekend.
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Nice pics Ladies!!! Keep 'em coming!!!
NINE WEEKS TO GO!!!...(It'll FLY by...I know!!!)
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Last night's Mardi Gras parade and concert sure were chilly affairs but still fun. Collected my first coin of the year from the parade (watched over by the entrance to The Mummy) and watched the concert from far in the back. No stilt walkers last night due to windy conditions.

The concert started out great, got very slow in the middle and then ended with a bang. Looking forward to tonight with Boys Like Girls but not looking forward to freezing my dupah off in the cold.
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Last night's Mardi Gras parade and concert sure were chilly affairs but still fun. Collected my first coin of the year from the parade (watched over by the entrance to The Mummy) and watched the concert from far in the back. No stilt walkers last night due to windy conditions.
Glad you had fun. I didn't go since I'm trying to fight off a cold and being outside in the cold wind didn't seem to make sense. I probably won't go back until Matchbox 20.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:32 AM   #22
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Thanks for the pics!

Thanks for posting the pics and reviews for the parade.

I was in town last year but did not go during a parade/concert night.

After seeing your pics I plan on going this year .. I will be in town 3/6-3/18 and will check it out for sure.

Thanks again ... great thread!
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Went again last night for Boys Like Girls and I'm going to have to put them in my TOP 5 Mardi Gras Concert performances.

They gave a high energy show, engaged with the audience and played some really good music. I was hoping for a few more of songs from their newest album but I think the kids in the audience really wanted to hear the older stuff.

I also have to give Universal credit for really improving their crowd control. Maybe the shows just haven't been as crowded as some I've attended in the past but it really seems as they've gotten a better handle on moving guests to the exits after the parade and during the concerts.
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I also have to give Universal credit for really improving their crowd control. Maybe the shows just haven't been as crowded as some I've attended in the past but it really seems as they've gotten a better handle on moving guests to the exits after the parade and during the concerts.
Great to hear! That was one of my main concerns this year.
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Glad you had fun. I didn't go since I'm trying to fight off a cold and being outside in the cold wind didn't seem to make sense. I probably won't go back until Matchbox 20.

We missed it too. Too cold for us. We were getting leg cramps during the day from the cold so we just couldn't make it all night too. Missed the food too! They were never open the times we went by that area. Must open in the evenings or very late in the afternoon. Oh well. Maybe better weather next trip.
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Another cold and windy night that I won't be there. I'm hoping these stupid cold fronts will stop coming in for the weekend and hit during the week instead.

Hopefully in a couple of weeks, this cold weather will have moved on for the year.
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TOO COLD!?
ComeOn Orlando! We need Pictures!
I imagine it did keep the crowds "down" a little bit.
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Crazy woman that I am, I braved the cold last night to enjoy Mardi Gras with my friends. Actually got lots of beads - more than any other night so far, and we ended up collectively with 4 coins. To show you how cold it was I'll include a photo of myself in my winter gear along with a couple float images.

I will also say that once again, crowd control was very well maintained and safety seemed a priority. Not sure if the cold weather is keeping the crowds at bay or the new parade route creates a better flow but whatever it is, it seems to be working.

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Chinese New Year float


Dia De Las Muertas float


Frozen PammyK - note the wool coat (mid-calf length) and fleece chapeau.
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Loving all the pics keep them comming.
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Last night's Mardi Gras parade and concert sure were chilly affairs but still fun. Collected my first coin of the year from the parade (watched over by the entrance to The Mummy) and watched the concert from far in the back. No stilt walkers last night due to windy conditions.

The concert started out great, got very slow in the middle and then ended with a bang. Looking forward to tonight with Boys Like Girls but not looking forward to freezing my dupah off in the cold.
Could you see anything from way back by the Mummy?? Trying to figure out how to catch the parade and the concert! Any advide would be appreciated....
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