Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Fat Tuesday

Happy Fat Tuesday, everybody! If you're not fortunate enough to be in New Orleans for the festivities today, you can make up for it with a visit to Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World later in the year. Mardi Gras World is the largest maker (and warehouser) of Mardi Gras parade floats. Admission to the museum gets you tons of face time with the amazingly crafted, airbrushed foam sculptures, as well as the chance to play dress-up with their costume collection and a piece of King Cake.

There's something vaguely nightmarish about wandering through Mardi Gras World.....but at least it's a distinctly American nightmare. The place is a post-modern treat, where pop culture is put in a glittering blender. Start planning your trip today! If you're crazy lucky, you can even catch some Roller Derby action there!