“Different or strange in a way that attracts attention.”
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the most unusual experience by far. If you’ve ever seen Halloweentown, that sums it up pretty accurately. I swear the residents of NOLA literally turn into creatures during Mardi Gras. There were no humans on Bourbon Street besides my friend and myself. Even the people who weren’t performers or entertainers were decked out in costumes. It reminded me of Carnival in Brazil, although not nearly as classy.
This is definitely a sight to see. Everyone in Louisiana walks around drunk pretty much all of February. Their life that whole month is like a Kendrick Lamar song – “Wake up, drink. Get ready, drink. Eat breakfast, drink. Work out, drink. Lunch, drink. Party, drink. Take a shot, drink. Throw up, drink.” I couldn’t keep up. I was more impressed with the dozens of parades.
New Orleans is definitely one of those cities like Salem, Massachusetts where you just get creepy vibes from the second you step foot in town. There are voodoo shops and cemeteries everywhere, old town historical buildings, nonhuman Mardi Gras residents, etc. It fits the ‘unusual’ description perfectly, and the people who live there are proud of it!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual