But let me make this clear, Mardi Gras in Louisiana is much bigger than New Orleans! There are huge celebrations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, and a whole host of smaller towns. People are always surprised when I tell them about the about the large crowds in cities other than New Orleans.
Just look at one such parade in Lafayette, cher.
Just look at what we call "boo-coo" people
If you want to let folks see you know what you're talking about when it comes to Louisiana, tell them about the celebrations all over the state. Tourists think big parades only roll in New Orleans. Savvy, sophisticated travelers know better.
Only in Louisiana does a Christmas tree transform into this after New Year's Day! Baton Rouge, baby. My home town. Heck yeah, we got decorations up. Now dats what I'm talkin' 'bout!