Today, I went down to the Quarter with my mom to watch the Krewe of Pontchartrain. Such a mistake.
This my third Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but I have attended Pensacola and Mobile parades my entire life. The Krewe of Pontchartrain was, by far, the worst parade I have ever been to.
I literally caught two beads. Two beads.
Their Web site claimed 15 floats and 20 bands – there were no more than six floats and maybe five bands, if that.
What the hell happened?
We did get a chance to walk paste the Mystic Krewe of Shangri-La as it was getting ready to roll in the Quarter (we were walking to claim our spot for the parade of disappointment).
We got more beads and better pictures from the two Shangri-La floats we walked by than the entire Pontchartrain parade. The people seemed more excited and friendly, as well.
Long story short: I will never waste another two hours of my life waiting for and watching the Krewe of Pontchartrain parade. I wish I could get those hours back and go to Metairie. We passed the Metairie parades tonight and they looked amazing.
Let’s put it this way: The Krewe of Pontchartrain was so disappointing that I am not even going to put a picture of the parade on this post. Mostly because the pictures were very boring.