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Who has a Mardi Gras Gig Tonight?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by j-raj, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    This might be a thread of regional interest, but I was curious who else is playing a Mardi Gras gig or related party this evening?

    ... for those of y'all that don't know what Mardi Gras is, here is a caption from today's 'Word of the Day' from Merriam Webster.

    The Word of the Day for February 24 is:

    Mardi Gras \MAR-dee-grah\ noun
    1 a : Shrove Tuesday often observed (as in New Orleans)
    with parades and festivities *b : a carnival period climaxing on
    Shrove Tuesday
    2 : a festive occasion resembling a pre-Lenten Mardi Gras

    Example sentence:
    In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is a several-day event that is
    well-known for its spectacular parades and wild street

    Did you know?
    "Mardi Gras," which literally means "fat Tuesday" in
    French, is the term for Shrove Tuesday, the Tuesday before Ash
    Wednesday and the Christian period of Lent. Though Mardi Gras
    has been celebrated since at least the Middle Ages in Europe,
    the celebration did not arrive in America until 1699, when,
    according to tradition, a group of French explorers held a Mardi
    Gras celebration downstream from the site of what is now New
    Orleans. In modern times the festive revelry and extravagant
    parades and costumes that are hallmarks of the carnival
    tradition are alive and well in both France and New Orleans, as
    well as other places around the globe.

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  2. I am playing with a band called Vibrogroove at a Russo's in Cuyahoga Falls, OH from 9-??.
    Yeah baby...
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN

    Nice Site... Love the Beez!!!

    Hey here is a link to the 'BourboCam' Focused on Bourbon Street.... I guess it's one of those live cam things:

    Check this out – and click on the “Live w/ Sound” link….

  4. j-raj,
    Sorry for the delay in reply. I am still getting the hang of the forum thing. Thanks for the kind words. Checked out your site, too. Nice and clean and with plenty of good info...just the way I like 'em!
  5. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I may not have a gig, but some friends are fixing to have a Mardi Gras party anyway.
  6. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Mardi gras parties are pretty hip.... A cover band that I work for a bunch, plays a lot of Crawfish boils, MG Parties and various Nawlins inspired gathering with the greatest food... Mostly low country boils!

    Lenny, PM'd ya.

    Chat soon,

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