OK...so I went to Mardi Gras tonight mainly for the parade since I'm not really a Lifehouse fan. The place was very crowded but manageable. There were four or five new floats this year that were really cool...some have been seen for several years. I can tell you because of the construction, you'll want to line up for the parade a little earlier than in previous years. I arrived around 7pm and went to Louie's for dinner. I passed lots of good spots on Rodeo Drive but by the time I got back to that area, all the spaces were filled. I usually stand near Mel's but tonight I found a spot in front of Shrek...which wasn't bad. The lagoon show started around 7pm...the parade started around 7:45pm and the concert was supposed to start at 8:15pm...but I didn't stay for the concert this week. Everyone seemed to be into the music and dancing the street performers were doing in the parade. One of the bad things about the parade...if you're trying to take pictures is you will always get hands and heads from the people around you...and there's no way to crop them from the pictures. Next week I'll get there a little earlier and stake out a better spot and hopefully get some better pictures. Anyway...hope you like the pictures!