Mardi Gras Indians - Uptown Tribes

We couldn't find the Downtown tribes near Bayou St. John, so we headed back to catch the Uptown tribes along Simon Bolivar Avenue in Central City. The displays and pageantry of the day mesmerized beyond what I could have imagined - the tired streets of Central City burst into full bloom.

Luckily, we were in the right place at the right time - we ran into musical legend Dr. John out marching along with the Indian chants that informed his music. You can see him in the photo below (burgundy shirt, black beret, gray hair - he had his crazy cane, too, but it isn't visible):