Photo by Lee Curran. We are approaching peak Carnival Time! The laws are meant to keep everyone safe and give everyone a fair chance of catching some good throws. Knowing them will also help you avoid getting arrested or fined, having to move your setup during the parade, and being rightfully judged by the fellow revelers. Those first few feet of grass or sidewalk are meant for everyone trying to enjoy the parade and catch beads. Also, occasionally, the parade floats have been known to jump the curb; your personal effects could be damaged in the event this happened.
Not totally naked, but almost naked, and it also depends on which weekend and in what location. The second weekend and Mardi Gras Day on Bourbon Street - nobody cares if you show your boobs for beads, but you still might be arrested for showing your dick, unless you are in — blocks of Bourbon st where all the gay clubs are. First weekend cops can still arrest some really drunk girls showing boobs, they do not like arresting women, but if you get rude when they tell you to cover up - they might.
F inally, the season of making errors in New Orleans is here. And as a longtime resident, I can tell you that nothing, save Mardi Gras day itself, has ever lived up to its star billing like the Decadence Ball. The event was the true carnival torchbearer, much more so than the dowdy official season-opening parties. My own invitation had appeared a week earlier, attached with a ribbon to my front door. The year before, 32 musicians had stood on stage at the height of the festivities, not including the six totally nude body-painted female vocalists.
I wanted to be able to fully share my faith with my spouse, but this expectation was now up in the air. I can see how it would be easy to think wow, I'm not even worth 3 minutes of conversation and I don't want you to feel that way. The reality is that while God gave us a gospel of love and stands always ready to give us a helping hand, his mercy will not rob his justice. I really hadn't considered a lot of the points people have brought up. I am dating a wonderful man, amazing. Also, if you have girls, you must realize that they are second class citizens in the church and the church will reinforce this idea.