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Was Ryan Gosling Really In Lafayette For Mardi Gras? [PHOTOS]

Every year, the Mardi Gras holiday brings beads, festivals and revelry to Acadiana, but did this year bring a certain heartthrob to our area? The parade route was buzzing with rumors that Ryan Gosling was aboard one of the floats in the Independent Parade

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Mardi Gras In One Sentence

It's funny to think that while we are mid swing in our Mardi Gras celebration, most of the country is plugging away at another regular old work week. Growing up in South Louisiana it is sometimes hard to imagine life with out Mardi Gras, but for most of the country this is the sad reality.

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Photo From: Youtube
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Soul Express Takes Over Downtown Lafayette With A “Second Line” Style Show [VIDEO]

On any average Sunday night, Downtown Lafayette is usually quiet and recovering from the partying over the weekend. However, with Mardi Gras weekend upon us, Jefferson Street had no chance to rest this past Sunday night. The Greenroom in downtown Lafayette hosted it's annual masquerade ball and this year the brass band Soul Express took to the streets of the entertainment district.

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Mardi Gras Dos & Don’ts For First Timers

Mardi Gras is fast approaching and soon guest bedrooms and couches will be filled with out-of-town friends and family looking to enjoy the festival season. In order to ensure these first timers have just as good a time as long time Mardi Gras veterans, here are a few dos and don'ts to pass along.

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Mardi Gras 2012 Schedule Of Events


(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

It's carnival time again! All over Acadiana, preparations are taking place to celebrate Mardi  Gras 2012. From the Mardi Gras Balls to the parades, here's a list of what's going on and when here in Acadiana for Mardi Gras 2012. (UPDATE - Youngsville Parade sch

(Photo by Joe Raedle)
(Photo by Joe Raedle)
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The Courir De Mardi Gras Vs Traditional City Mardi Gras [VIDEO]

As we enter into Mardi Gras weekend in South Louisiana, we often remind ourselves of the two different type Mardi Gras celebrations in Acadiana and in South Louisiana. In the smaller communities of Acadiana, the Courir De Mardi Gras is the choice of celebration when it comes to Mardi Gras celebrations. However, in the larger cities like Lafayette and New Orleans Mardi Gras does NOT resemble the Courir De Mardi Gras. If you have ever attended the two separate celebrations, you know that Mardi Gras is different in the countryside than it is in the city.

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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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You Know You Are A Lafayette Mardi Gras Veteran If …

For long time South Louisiana residents, surviving the Mardi Gras marathon has become an art form. It takes talent, experience, and street smarts. Here are a few ways to tell that you've got what it takes to call yourself a Mardi Gras veteran.

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Acadiana’s Parade Rundown For Saturday – Feb. 11

Okay Acadiana, you've been been patient long enough. It's all about to get started. Just a few more hours left before the streets of Lafayette transform into festival ground zero.

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flickr user: Mark Gstohl
flickr user: Mark Gstohl
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Five Accessories Only Acceptable During Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is a celebration of decadence. It is a holiday of fun, excitement, and individuality. During Mardi Gras, social norms fly out the window and a laissez faire attitude prevails just about everywhere.

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(Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
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Are You Ready For Mardi Gras?

You can almost smell the king cake in the air. It's early spring in Acadiana and for just about everyone, this means one thing; Mardi Gras.

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