Mardi Gras beads: When is it okay to wear them? (1 Viewer)

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Last night during the LSU/ Clemson game I saw one of the most appalling things ever, a New Orleans native wearing Mardi Gras beads when he wasn’t at a parade, and beads that were bought/given to him for the game.

I am no clothing or accessories snob, and I have a very Laissez-faire approach to life, but if your a New Orleans native you would hopefully know the code. The sadder thing is that the tourists he was sitting next to weren’t wearing beads, so the local looked like “the mark” or as a tourist.

So my big question is, when is it okay to wear Mardi Gras beads?
 

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Are you talking about Scalise sitting next to Pres. Trump wearing beads? If so I thought it was very tourist like or pushing the Mardis Gras issue on POTUS.
 
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i suppose you think it's okay to eat king cake in July as well
If I could get half decent king cake here, I'd eat it during a funeral in November. I'll eat king cake like a Dr. Seuss book.

"I'd eat it here, I'd eat it there,
I'd eat that king cake anywhere.
Yes I'd eat it in July,
yes I'd eat it while I fly.
Yes I'd eat it with a queen,
yes I'd eat it on Halloween.
I'll eat king cake with a cop,
I'll eat it any time, antipop."
 
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If someone wants to wear beads any time of the year, what does it forking matter?
Well, the above is classic New Orleans attitude in a nutshell to me. Laissez-faire, after all.

BUT...as my Grandma’s old Irish Channel clique exhibited to me as a child, it is also classic New Orleans to talk **** about someone who exhibits bad New Orleans-related behavior. Like putting cheese and onions on your red beans. Or wearing non-personally caught, oversized beads, in a luxury box, at a football game, sitting next to the President of the United States. I grant him the clear right to do it just as I grant myself the clear right to think it’s weak.

For myself, I prefer a single strand each of purple, green and gold to start, then wear every decent pair you catch during the parade, then strip back down to three strands after the fire trucks pass. To each his own though!
 

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Yes. I also believe it's ok to eat oysters in months that don't end in "r" too.
Brave man...but do you limit WHERE you eat them during the summer months?
 

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Brave man...but do you limit WHERE you eat them during the summer months?
When we go visit family over the summer, we usually stick to the same restaurants. Usually either Jan's, Boutte's or Voleo's in Lafitte, Restaurant Des Famillies in Crown Point, then Prejean's in Lafayette on the way back to Rockwall. We haven't gotten sick or died as far as I know.
 

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I kind of think if you're applying rules to bead wearing, you're sort of missing the theme of New Orleans completely. Wear that **** in Sunday School in August for all I care.
1/2 of me agrees with you but 3/4 of me strenuously objects
I don’t want to celebrate Christmas on May14th
Don’t want to have Easter in October
- sure culturally we’ve moved away from feast days and seasonal celebrations based on available food or weather, et al. But it still seems important to recognize cycles even as our lives continue to flatten
 

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Well, the above is classic New Orleans attitude in a nutshell to me. Laissez-faire, after all.

BUT...as my Grandma’s old Irish Channel clique exhibited to me as a child, it is also classic New Orleans to talk **** about someone who exhibits bad New Orleans-related behavior. Like putting cheese and onions on your red beans. Or wearing non-personally caught, oversized beads, in a luxury box, at a football game, sitting next to the President of the United States. I grant him the clear right to do it just as I grant myself the clear right to think it’s weak.

For myself, I prefer a single strand each of purple, green and gold to start, then wear every decent pair you catch during the parade, then strip back down to three strands after the fire trucks pass. To each his own though!
Cheese on red beans?!
WT****??
 

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