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Flambeaux


Flambeaux on the Mardi Gras Parade route.

Flambeaux on the Mardi Gras Parade route.

Flambeaux. In the old days, these guys lighted the way. Imagine a Mardi Gras parade with little no street lights.

Today, they are a big part of the parades, but they are ceremonial and dance to earn tips and a small salary. They are among the hardest workers during Carnival.

Imagine this. Carry a natural gas fuel tank on your back. Carry a hot, gas dripping lighted torch suspended by a belt around your mid-section. Walk and dance. For around five or six miles. Tell me you can do that.

New Orleans. Mardi Gras 2015

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3 Comments

  1. elmediat says

    Never knew about this facet of the Mardi Gras parade. Very effective use of composition – National Geographic documentary style . 🙂

    Like

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