So the blog is even more crappy than usual this weekend. I'll put some photos and stuff up later though and it will be okay. The short version is, it's going well.
The new ordinance... which is actually just the old ordinance with better PR... seems to be having some effect. The real test for that is coming this weekend, of course.
The parades have been good. (Pics and details coming later.) The crowds have been manageable and fun. The only problems have been the weather has been a little cold and everybody's been pretty sick. Yesterday I could barely stand but went out to a party near the Magazine Street portion of the route to catch Babylon, Chaos, and Muses. It's been a long time since I've spent a whole night out at parades without a single sip of alcohol. But it worked... mostly because I'm already loopy with fever or the vapors or whatever.. but also because it's actually just fun to be out there even if you feel like you may die soon.
More later. Meanwhile here's the Lafayette Academy band playing the national anthem at the start of the Chaos parade last night.