Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Too slow

I think we're starting to see what this is all about.

Council staff members are also looking for an objective standard by which to judge whether certain throws weigh too much and therefore present a hazard to paradegoers.

“The throwbacks are obviously hurting the krewe members, but the ones being thrown into the crowds are severely hurting some of the spectators,” said council President Jackie Clarkson. “Huge, heavy bags of beads are cutting people’s faces and knocking teeth out.”

Clarkson said she was once injured herself by an errant throw.

“I thought it was just me, and I should learn how to catch better,” she said, but others have complained.

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