A woman (left) dances in a hula skirt in a parade amid men in costumes circa 1955 A group of princesses (right) ride a parade float in their formals.
People pack Bourbon Street during. Buzzfeed HomeSitemap© 2018 BuzzFeed Inc. A court jester float makes its way down the parade. A young woman tosses beaded necklaces to the crowds. A float celebrating the life of John James Audubon an American naturalist and artist passes a cheering crowd at in New Orleans. Masked figures on a float are greeted by the crowd in a procession.
A man in the street takes a swig from a bottle during 1979. Two young s (left) enjoy the parade in 1988 while a woman (right) poses for a ture with her face painted as. A group of friends in colorful costumes join in the festivities. A receives a toy from a passing float during the first day of celebrations. A man on a Bourbon Street balcony offers beads to women. © COED MEDIA Group LLC All Rights Reserved Powered By VIP 2015 is in full effect in New Orleans Louisiana as the city prepares for Fat Tuesday The annual festival of drunken debauchery and excessively good times brings people of all ages colors and creeds to the streets to celebrate the start of the Catholic season of Lent For us it’s just a great excuse to throw some Buds back with our buds and politefully gawk at s flashing what God gave them for some plastic beads. An unidentified band member leads participates in an energetic precession during the festivities. A group of revelers with cameras wait to capture a ture of a topless woman on Bourbon Street. A beautiful and creative float resembling an astronaut moves down the street at a parade 1972. Joyous spectators cheer on the floats and reach for beads during the parade. Second Chief "Lil Bo" performs with the Wild Magnolias Indian gang in the French Quarter during festivities. A man cleans the street outside his family's bar on Bourbon Street the. Take a journey through seven decades of parties presented by Getty Images A float carrying a cannon rides down the street with a sign that reads "Hurrah! The War. A reveler (left) appears naked to the waist with some help from a rubber torso in 1979 A woman in a brightly colored dress and headscarf dances barefoot with a snake around her. A high school marching band makes its way down Bourbon Street during Fat Tuesday festivities. A woman and man sport colorful face paint on Fat Tuesday 1969. The Orpheus Leviathan dragon float with smoke and fiber-optic lights rolls down Napoleon Avenue in the 2015 Krewe of Orpheus Parade. Zulu parade floats make their way down Canal Street as the first parade of day inches its way through the Central Business District. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence a San Francisco gay activist group show off the gold-wrapped condoms they distributed to attendees.
An unidentified man shares Polaroids he's collected of women who have pulled up their shirts in exchange for carnival beads thrown from the French Quarter balconies 1992. Young "Indians" participants join in the annual Super Sunday second line parade in 2008 in New Orleans Louisiana Indians are comprised of African-Americans of inner city New Orleans' and their numbers have dwindled due to many members being scattered across the country following Hurricane Katrina The secretive Indian groups began appearing in the city in the 1880's as an homage to the Native Americans who sheltered runaway slaves. A pair of men sport felt fedoras red shirts and rosettes as part of their costumes. Elaborately costumed revelers celebrating. A trio of men in women's lingerie stand among the crowd gathered for celebrations 1938.