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Mardi Gras revelers party in the Marigny

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The Fat Tuesday celebration in the Marigny was an eclectic one filled with lots of music, dancing, and colorful costumes.

Michael Carboni decided to go with a Wizard of Oz-themed outfit. "I chose to be the good witch because I have an excellent bad witch to share it with," Carboni said.

Others weren't quite sure what they were, like the man dressed in a red robe and red wig.  Still, he definitely stood out.

Some people waited until the last minute to get festive, literally putting on face paint in the street. But many other people put a lot of time and preparation into their costumes.

Selva Riemann who dressed as "Hollywood South". Riemann explains, "I thought about it, like a couple days after last Mardi Gras, so I've been kinda working on it off and on."

Most of the partiers had contingency plans to keep their costumes from getting destroyed if it rained. There were a few sprinkles here and there but for the most part it stayed dry.

Beth Galante commented, "This has really been a gift. Today was a gift, yesterday, the day before. The Mardi Gras gods are looking out for us."

The celebration in the Marigny wasn't just for those 21 and older. Josh Clark built a piece of equipment out of an old drum and bales of hay to simulate a bull ride.  It was quite popular with the kids.

Clark says Mardi Gras is all about getting everyone to have fun together, saying, "Mardi Gras is all inclusive, all ages, all people, everybody."

And that's exactly what the party in the Marigny was all about, having fun.

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