Mardi Gras is this Tuesday, and can be great fun if you follow some sensible rules, like pick a place to meet up if you get separated from your group. Don't respond to scam artists who say "I'll bet you $100 I know where you got your shoes," because you will
lose. And even if you love horses, do not
pet the police horse. You could end up in jail!
The rest of the ten things not to do are here
For fun things you CAN do in New Orleans at Mardi Gras, check out this Mardi Gras interactive map
"Do not fight over beads, it's just not worth it... [Instead,] If you see a group getting ready to hold up a sign to a passing float, go stand next to them. They know someone behind the masks and are about to get buried under bags of beads and goodies."
(image credit: Jenn Blatty, of Hulk Hogan as Bacchus at Mardi Gras 2008)
From the Upcoming ueue, submitted by Marilyn Terrell.