Mardi Gras Returns

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 10:48am

Weather and timing may help make Mardi Gras 2011 the most successful in years.

The party with no beginning and seemingly no end is expected to draw record crowds this year: ones that could top last year's million plus.

It’s a feather in the cap for a city bouncing back from a hurricane and oil spill.

The unexpectedly nice weather has also helped and the later than usual Mardi Gras date that coincides with spring break.

"This is just something that you should definitely experience if you're anywhere in America. You should definitely come to New Orleans," said Eric Citron, a partygoer.


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