The Endymion land grab is underway

The Endymion land grab is underway

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - When it comes to Endymion, the name of the game is finding the best viewing spot and holding on to it for dear life until Saturday night's parade.

The land grab tradition is going strong and even spreading away from the start of the route.

Less than 24 hours before the parade rolls, there's hardly a front-row spot left on Orleans Avenue, where the Samedi Gras celebration starts hours before the super krewe hits the streets.

People have also been camped out for days on Canal Street in Mid-City.

Parade goers who've been staking out spots for years say it's just another way to keep the Mardi Gras party going.

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