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MetaGras 2007 Any MeFites coming to New Orleans for the annual Pre-Lenten festival next Tuesday? Or am I deluding myself once again?
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:22 PM (27 comments total)

Awww, I wish I could come! I love me some pre-Lent ColdChef :-(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:33 PM on February 14, 2007 [1 favorite]

I will flash my man-tits in your direction; mail me some beads.
posted by yhbc at 3:23 PM on February 14, 2007

No. But I will be in St. Louis for their second-rate Pre-Lenten festival on Saturday.
posted by Kwine at 3:35 PM on February 14, 2007

Alas, no.

Damn it.
posted by brundlefly at 3:54 PM on February 14, 2007

I thought we gave NOLA back to the Weathermen.
posted by Dizzy at 6:13 PM on February 14, 2007

Just out of curiousity, Is there any of ya'll still down here? I know I can look at that mefi map feature, but hell, I can also open the phone book or check the 2000 census. Doesn't really seem to mean much at this point, is my point. I know I've read comments from recent departees.

At any rate, yeah, my gleeful stupor starts tomorrow on St. Charles Ave. Come hell or high water or hurricanes or tornadoes or unsettling crime waves or...volcanoes or...meteors...I should probably stop typing.
posted by gordie at 7:18 PM on February 14, 2007

I'm kidding, of course. It's still a beautiful city. You should all come down.
posted by gordie at 7:19 PM on February 14, 2007

sorry, i did carnival early this year, krewe du vieux. so i'll be sitting out the big weekend. i would love to be there but i can't take off anymore time from work :(

have fun without me.
posted by nola at 7:47 PM on February 14, 2007

I wanna be nola.
She did "carnival"; I went to a science fair.
She did "krewe du vieux"; I saw "Cruella De Ville" on VHS.
We'll BOTH be "sitting out the big weekend", but I'll actually be sitting. Outside.
posted by Dizzy at 8:01 PM on February 14, 2007

she? who you calling she?

anyway, i feel your pain dizzy. this will be the first time in five years i'll miss the main event down in new orleans.
i'll just spend mardi gras walking around cookeville , TN. with a white umbrella till the cops round me up for trying to hard.
posted by nola at 8:33 PM on February 14, 2007

(NOT Proper-Nouns-Ending-In-A-"Feminine"-Vowel-Connote-Specific-Gender-Blame-My-High-School-Spanish-Teacher -IST)...
posted by Dizzy at 9:11 PM on February 14, 2007

whaaat? with the murders anna tornadoes anna hyurricaines?

Not this year, bra. Hope to one day.
posted by mwhybark at 11:00 PM on February 14, 2007

MetaGras! I want to see that float.
posted by atchafalaya at 3:14 AM on February 15, 2007

Damn, nola, you look like me 30 years ago. If we meet up in New Orleans some day, I'll buy you a beer. (I can't believe I've never gotten there; people have been telling me all my life it's a city I'd love beyond all reason.)
posted by languagehat at 7:00 AM on February 15, 2007

New Orleans may be in slow decay, but at least they still crash cars in interesting ways.
posted by four panels at 7:53 AM on February 15, 2007

One week too late.
posted by justgary at 8:28 AM on February 15, 2007

Sorry, ColdChef - I can't make it this year. But I might be there for a business conference in April which would coincide with jazz fest timing - not sure yet tho.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:45 AM on February 15, 2007

four panels: Knowing Ms. Mae's, that person was probably driving inside the bar.
posted by brundlefly at 1:57 PM on February 15, 2007

I was there last year but never got the details on where you were going to be located. Alas, I cannot make it down this go-round.
posted by Carbolic at 2:31 PM on February 15, 2007

You faked me out last year, so I say "Fuck New Orleans."
posted by klangklangston at 3:04 PM on February 15, 2007

I'll be around.
posted by ajr at 3:09 PM on February 15, 2007

Okay, I'll be down on St. Charles Tuesday morning for the day parades. If anyone is interested in meeting up, email me and I'll give you my cell number.
posted by ColdChef at 8:06 PM on February 15, 2007

Alas, ajr and gordie and I never were able to meet up. Here's my 2007 Mardi Gras pictures anyway.
posted by ColdChef at 7:01 PM on February 20, 2007

Let's try it again next year. Maybe we can have a combined Thoth parade/Superbowl Sunday party.
posted by ajr at 5:16 PM on February 21, 2007

Sweet. Hopefully we'll be watching the Saints in the big game.
posted by ColdChef at 6:37 PM on February 21, 2007

Hell yeah. Who dat?!
posted by brundlefly at 12:12 AM on February 22, 2007

if i don't come down early next year, i'll save my wampum buck for mardi gras weekend, and join you all on saint charles to watch zulu. there i'll raise a glass to new orleans health , and the health of the gulf coast.

p.s. a family from Laplace just moved to my town about 8 months ago , and opened a cajun eatery. i plan on giving them a bunch of business. i love me some home made dirty rice.
posted by nola at 7:59 PM on February 23, 2007

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