March 6, 2011

Beer and Beads

St. Louis hosts the Mardi Gras festival this Saturday. Said to be the second largest Mardi Gras event in the USA after New Orleans, the festival - held in the historic French neighborhood of Soulard - attracts large crowds to the parades. 

Revelers throw and collect bead necklaces, cat-calling people to "flash" their bosoms to the crowd. Alcoholic beverages such as beer, Jell-O shots  and hurricane cocktails are freely consumed during the festivities.

How to get there: Soulard is in the southwest of downtown St. Louis, just near the Anheuser-Busch brewery. 

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