Monday, January 17, 2005 11:12:19 PM EST
Hearing the Dead playing in the band mardi gras on the island
How to describe Mardi Gras on Dauphin Island? those of you who have heard of the New Orleans Celebration would be real dissapointed. No one shows their titties at all..This is a parade mostly make up of decorated pick up trucks & lots of paper machie.It takes place on a tiny barrier island.Everybody knows everybody & knew their drunk Uncle Joe, too. families set up grills by the only road in & out & spend the day barbecuing & socializing. grown , intelligent people earnestly compare the relative merits of plastic trinkets and buy potato guns, which are great for surprizing the cats!
It's a wonderful way to get rid of the winter blues ,see old friends & make new ones.
Barbecue & beer mellow everyone out, the kids are darting in & out of the slow moving traffic , the air smells of salt & cotton candy. Everything in life is put on hold for a while, it's time to party!