If you’re attending Mardi Gras, remember you can toss your cookies, but not much else.
Since 1999, it has been illegal for spectators at Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans to throw objects — even beads — at floats or their riders or other parade participants. In the interest of recycling, though, the City Council could soon enact an exception to the prohibition.
Councilwoman Susan Guidry has introduced an ordinance that would make an exception for parades that include a float at the end of the procession to collect beads for recycling.
As written, the exception would cover only plastic beads…
Yeah, and I’m sure the drooling Philistines whose only talent is exhaling beer vapor are going to follow that rule. They might as well put up a Beer Bottle Projectile tote board on Bourbon Street.