Mardi Gras 2013
Tuesday, February 12th
(an early year - it is always based on Easter)
2300 Block of Napoleon Street (Parade Route)
Uptown New Orleans
8am to 5pm
|What's it all about?
Ms. Dupre (Jedda Jones)
a New Orleans native had held an open Mardi Gras celebration for 15+ years...
And then came Katrina!
Prior to Katrina the community of New Orleans
came to Ms. Dupre's house where all were welcome
to watch the parades as they pass
as well as also enjoy the
good food and beverages
provided by Ms. Dupre and her family
as it lasts.
The year of Katrina she accommodated
Since Katrina the celebration has focused on family and close friends...
That is until Mardi Gras 2012.
I brought a surprise guest to perform with me ...
(after what I did for Mardi Gras 2011 I had no choice)
Daniel Joseph Baker
Semi-finalist from "America's Got Talent 2012"
The primary reason for my efforts is to revive the spirit of the people of New Orleans.
This one surprise is what did it for Ms. Dupre and her family.
My second reason is to see 2000 people out celebrating
in front of Ms. Dupre's house again
(because I never got to see it).
I wish to continue what Ms. Dupre started with
her generosity and love for the people of her native city.
But in addition to the
food, beverages and good times
I have added one more ingredient:
I wish to provide entertaining and exciting performers
each year as we carry on this great tradition.
This is my contribution to post-Katrina New Orleans.
I want the spirit of Mardi Gras to continue,
the spirit of loving & the spirit of giving.
Thanks greatly to Ms Dupre and her family for all they have done
and now let's get this celebration
going so we can all enjoy it well into the
Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!