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Arthur Hardy gives his thoughts on Carnival 2016

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

FOX 8 Mardi Gras expert Arthur Hardy is taking part in the Rex ball Mardi Gras night... at the downtown Sheraton.

He also did something he's never done before this Fat Tuesday.

For the first time ever, he rode in a parade, Rex.

"Well for me yes...not to shabby, I got to ride in a parade for the first time.  I've always been on the other side of the camera...it was fabulous," Hardy said. "I got a little tired from throwing things...it was a wonderful experience, and I'm so glad i got to see it."

He added, "The crowds were down, but there was less rowdiness...not a record breaker...but a healthy one. This is one of the healthiest ones ever. We've had more krewes but not more riders...quality is up...I can never recall a 12-day period where no parades got rained on...that doesn't happen in New Orleans. It did this year, we are blessed."

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