So now that I got the negative stuff out of the way, let me say that I had an AMAZING TIME!!!!! NOLA offers great food, music, vibes and parades. The parades were very enjoyable. They had lovely floats, great bands and dancers. The parades were long and I give kudos to those individuals that walked the entire time. The entire parade was full of entertainment with beads flying everywhere. People were aggressive by trying to catch them. It was a competition to see who had more beads. As soon as the float came around the corner, everyone had their hands up waiting for the beads. People were screaming and jumping all over the place. I know everyone was having a blast because there was never a dull moment.