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Mardi Gras Makes For One Sad and Ridiculous Morning After

Mar 5 2014 - 11:41am

Fat Tuesday celebrations [1] in New Orleans brought out all the kooky costumes and wild antics you'd expect, but what's really crazy is the city's morning-after experience. Beads, beads, and more beads cover just about every surface, with beer cans and feathered masks littering the sidewalks. Some revelers are found sleeping on the side of the road, while others are found sleeping in shopping carts — dressed as clowns. That YOLO mindset even made its way to Loyola University, where the first four letters of the Loyola University sign were stolen [2] because they spell out, well, YOLO. Take a look at the shocking, sad, and mildly scary morning-after pictures from the outrageous Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.

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The streets go from wild, crowded, and boisterous . . .

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. . . to very sad, desolate, and dirty.

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The emptiness was borderline eerie.

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Meanwhile, beads covered every surface.

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It's all beads, all the time.

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Just beads and beer cans everywhere.

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Some people fell asleep on sidewalks.

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And some woke up in shopping carts, dressed in terrifying clown attire.

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Meanwhile, the trees were decorated like it's Christmas.

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(A very drunk and colorful Christmas.)

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Alas, it's eventually all cleaned up and hauled away.

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Only the memories remain.

Till next year, Fat Tuesday.

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