What's a trip to New Orleans without a little Mardi Gras flavor?
If you have time during your stay at the 2012 Adequan/USDF Annual Convention, take a tour of Mardi Gras World. It's a ginormous warehouse filled with Mardi Gras parade floats and props. Learn the colorful history of Mardi Gras and its traditions. Kids and adults alike love it. When I came here a few years ago during an American Horse Publications seminar, our group couldn't stop exclaiming and taking photos.
We're not here during Mardi Gras, of course, but here's a video that captures a bit of the flavor and spirit of the day. This is a music video of one of my favorite bands, the Aussie Hoodoo Gurus, filmed during the lads' trip to NOLA and Mardi Gras. Enjoy! (And yes, '80s-music buffs, those are the Bangles singing backup.)