Mardi Gras

Feb 12, 2012 12:57 PM by Chris Welty

Crowds Pack Parades Despite Cool Temps

The temperatures in the 40's and even 30's for some of the parades Saturday, but that didn't really keep the crowds away.

What started out as a mild winter quickly changed within just a matter of days just in time for the first big parade of the carnival season.

"The weather won't stop us," said on carnival goer.

From Carencro to Krewe des Chiens and Lafayette's newest parade Carnival en Rio. Hundreds braved the chilly temperatures to kick off the carnival season.

"It may be a little cool with the wind, but not cold enough to miss this parade."

Revelers bundled up and each had their own way of staying warm.

"We just brought extra blankets, but we are jumping around enough that we don't even need the blankets."

"Leggings, thick socks, warm. Very warm."


With the cooler temps, our four legged friends were also staying warm.

"He's bundled. He has his leather jacket on isn't he cute!?!?"

Not everyone on the parade route agreed that the weather was cool.

"No, it's warm. It's warm out here! Is that because of the alcohol? Yes!"

"You can't keep people away from here in Lafayette, Louisiana. We know how to party and have a good time. Don't miss this. It's too much fun to miss."

Not only were people using their jackets and gloves to stay warm, but they were also using their beads.

Chris Welty



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