The Sights And Sounds Of Mardi Gras 2018

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NEW ORLEANS - Not able to catch the fun of Carnival 2018? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are some of the sights and sounds as the city ramps up for Mardi Gras Day 2018:

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Mardi Gras Indians

One group of Mardi Gras Indians was captured in action near the Claiborne underpass.

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Rex toasts at Gallier Hall

Rex 2018, Poco Sloss, toasted New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu at Gallier Hall Tuesday.

Krewe to your own devices in the Marigny

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Mike 'The Moose' House rides in Argus

Mike Hoss and his family rode on the Parade Marshal float in Argus.

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Covington Lions Club parade

Ashley Rodrigue reports from the north shore on the Covington Lions parade

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Zulu gets rolling early on Fat Tuesday

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Queen Zulu toasts at Gallier Hall

The Queen of Zulu 2018, Troye Washington, toasts with Mayor Landrieu at Gallier Hall.

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Talladega Marching Band

The University of Talladega Marching Band entertained the crowd at Gallier Hall.

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Southern University 'Human Jukebox'

Southern University plays at Gallier Hall. Turn up the volume.

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King Zulu Brent Washington toasts at Gallier Hall

The Zulu King did his annual toast at Gallier Hall. King Brent Washington chose his wife Toye to be Queen.

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Marine Corps band jazzes it up at Mardi Gras

The U.S. Marine Corps band had a small group break off and play jazz for Mardi Gras.

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Proposal on Houma parade route

This was from Sunday, but worth sharing. Brandi Robert and her boyfriend Jeffrey Champagne enjoy Mardi Gras every year. He rides in the Krewe of Terreanians in Houma. This year he had the float's speakers play the couple's favorite song, he got off the float, and popped the question.

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Pete Fountain's Half-Fast Marching Club Marches On

8:25 AM - Pete Fountain is no longer with us, but his spirit marches on with the Walking Club that will forever bear his name.

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Krewe of Rex begins emptying the den

7: 30 AM - The Krewe of Rex has started moving floats from the den to the parade route. Meg Farris was live to catch the scene.

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A look back at previous Eyewitness Morning News Mardi Gras costumes

While Mario and his friends are racing into New Orleans to catch the 2018 Mardi Gras, we took a moment to look back at our crew's costumes of parades past.

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Crowds gathering on parade routes

7 AM - Crowds are gathering along the parade routes in New Orleans to catch the Krewes of Zulu and Rex.

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Skull and Bones take to the streets

6:30 AM - It's Mardi Gras Morning and Skull and Bones is on the streets before the sun rises.

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Rex 2018 highlights 300 years of New Orleans

6 AM - Meg Farris takes a look at more of the floats that will be featured in the 2018 Rex parade.

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Go inside the King's Room at the Rex Den

5:45 AM - Meg Farris gives a walkthrough of Rex Den, including the costume room, lieutenant's room, and the King's room.

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Sneak Peek at the Rex 2018 parade floats

5:30 AM - Meg Farris gives a sneak peek inside the Rex den, including an early look at this year's floats.

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Behind the scenes at the Zulu staging area

5:30 AM - Duke Carter is behind the scenes at with the Krewe of Zulu as they prepare for Mardi Gras.

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'Best free show in the world' - Zulu gets ready to roll

5 AM - Duke Carter caught up with riders with the Krewe of Zulu as they prepare for Mardi Gras.

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- King of Zulu and Rex meet at the Riverfront on Lundi Gras

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- Rex arrives on the Riverfront for Lundi Gras

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- Zulu Royalty arrives along the riverfront

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- Jon Baptiste jamming with Alcorn State during Endymion

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-Parade proposal during the Krewe of Tucks

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-Katie Steiner reacts to the Greasing of the Poles

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-Mardi Gras starts on Bourbon Street

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-Southern University Band in the Krewe of Nyx parade

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-Kristin Pierce dancing before Nyx

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- Muses bathtub and rubber ducky float

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- Amelia Airhawts in the Knights of Babylon parade

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- King and Queen of Zulu arrive along riverfront on Lundi Gras

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Source : http://www.wgrz.com/article/entertainment/events/mardi-gras/the-sights-and-sounds-of-mardi-gras-2018/289-516724798

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