There's A Little Bit Of A Parade In New Orleans This Afternoon
The New Orleans Saints are wasting no time in getting the party started. Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees has already done his thing at Walt Disney World, and now the team is ready to celebrate with their fans back in The Big Easy. The biggest party to ever hit New Orleans is set to kick off at the Superdome at about 5pm local time this afternoon.
It might not be the traditional ticker tape parade, but the residents of New Orleans are planning to put their own spin on the entire celebration. There’s going to be at least 12 marching bands, 10 different Mardi Gras floats, and plenty of people looking for a party in the streets. Things are expected to be totally nuts throughout the city, and it’s even causing other sports teams to rearrange their travel schedules. The NBA’s Boston Celtics are flying into town early today to avoid the congestion, or maybe they're just making an excuse to join in on the fun.
Most of the players, some of the coaches, and other team officials will be riding on the floats through the city to the cheers of countless fans. At this point, all of the good spots along the parade route probably have been taken, so you better get down there quickly and start elbowing toward the front of the line. If that’s not your idea of a good time, just head over to Shreveport Times’ live feed of the parade. This is a Super Bowl victory celebration not to miss—just take it easy with the beads.
· Saints' Victory Parade to Have Carnival Flavor [ABC News]
· Saints Parade Route And Information
· Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees is Going to Disney World...Today! [Jaunted]