I survived Mardi Gras 2017

Mardi Gras was truly an amazing experience. From conquering my fear of boats, walking down Bourbon street, eating beignets at café du monde, watching a jazz band at preservation hall,holding a baby alligator, meeting Flo Rida, marching in an almost 12 mile parade and completely embracing and falling in love with the New Orleans life and culture. And to add even more value to this almost priceless experience I got to spend it with some of my closest friends, and 2nd family. I’m truly grateful for all of the memories and amazing things that I got to experience this week.
Although the parade that was 5 hours and 12 miles long was: long and tiring and caused me so much pain, I would definitely go back and do it again. All of the people cheering, high fives, beads, and floats was such an amazing sight. The greatest feeling in the world is feeling completely exhausted and feeling like you can’t take another step or your legs will go out from underneath of you and playing one more note will make your lungs explode and you come around the corner and see the superdome, lit up, and full of thousands of people and realizing you made it, that you proved yourself wrong, because you really didn’t think you were going to make it.
This trip was a truly amazing experience and is one of the many reasons that I truly love and appreciate band. I really wish that everyone in high school got opportunities like this because it really impacts your life in so many ways.


10 thoughts on “I survived Mardi Gras 2017

  1. Taelor says:

    That is so cool that you got to go to New Orleans with your band. I get to go to Disney World with my band and march in the parade at Magic Kingdom. I play the alto saxophone. What instrument do you play?


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