Littered with Ladders...Port-o-lets popping up like posies under every ancient oak and street light...Breakfast cooking on an open grill under your tent...Abba, The Neville Brothers, Doobie Brothers, and disco hits blaring at 7am in the morning: you must be in New Orleans on the morning before the Endymion Parade!
The morning show has a flavor all its own. The advanced teams are out early to set up and have staked their spots to be ready for the night parade. I wandered the beginning of the route from Orleans to Carrollton around 7am. The party had already begun. Are you ready?