Parades. Beads. Masks. Parasols. Costumes. Creole food. Decorations. Jazz - two bands! Countless musicians. A bus over from Kitchener. In short, the organizers at Lula Lounge brought the New Orleans carnival to Dundas Street West. What a night. Impossible to thank everyone in person. The bands were The Big Butter & Egg Men and Red Hot Ramble. And red-hot they were - to a packed house. Brilliant. And Bill Symmons has out-done himself with these terrific pictures that capture the mood so well (there are 56 in all).