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Thousands head to Metairie to enjoy Argus

Metairie, La. -

In Metairie, Argus and the Elks trucks rolled rapidly this morning trying to beat the threat of rain.

As Bob Breck predicted, the rain wasn't an issue leaving thousands to have a great time while watching one of Metairie's biggest krewes.

Mardi Gras parades are big productions, and Argus is one of Metairie's largest.

Behind every great float is a great band and the East Jefferson Warrior band has had a busy carnival.

"We march every day. Right now we're in good shape," said band director Ed Gratkowski.

The Clydesdales are a big attraction too. This year, they're all fed and in parade condition.

"We've been at eight parades," said handler Kat Cockerell. "But this is my first Mardi Gras and I'm happy to be here."

Eager to avoid any possible rain, the Warriors lined up right on time leading the way.

Along the route, thousands braved sultry skies to see King Argus Ray Brandt reign.

After Argus came the truck floats each carrying dozens of maskers embodying the spirit of do- it -yourself Mardi Gras.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand reported few major incidents.


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