It's almost Mardi Gras (or, Mardi "GRAS" or "grads" in iPhone autocorrect) and despite some rain and and an ensuing parade schedule re-shuffle — resulting in a Sunday Gras of a million parades — it seems everyone is fighting over airborne plastic things, dancing to marching bands, and hating on Endymion as much as usual. Carnival had some extra star power this year with celebrity riders Will Ferrell, Patricia Clarkson and your mom's favorite band Maroon 5, but it seems everyone got just as excited seeing St. Aug's Marching 100. There's still almost two days left of this madness, so be safe out there and keep tweeting — if AT&T lets you.
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