Mardi Gras has too fuckin many people! So instead I’m thinking mid-late jan to feb time frame.
If we get good response I’m thinking we grab beds at https://www.balconyguesthouse.com/ because free breakfast and being above a bar.
Lemme know if you can do it this coming winter. SlushGarbo and jskz have shown interest. Zan6 and I will do some of the organizing to make it happen.\
whats the exact dates? i might be down
how long do we want this little shindig to go for?
if TJ and zan (thank you for volunteering to do some organizing!) want to pick some dates, we could do a vote in this thread while we wait for feedback/get a sense of interested parties, then try to lock it down so we can book everything well in advance.
They stopped doing breakfast on account of the covids. But I am interested.
Unfortunately, a lot of hotels are still using this excuse, but let’s be honest–at this point it’s just about saving money.
Well, it looks like the mardi gras rates are kicking in for February this year because of shrove tuesday being the 21st. So we’re now looking at January for sure.
Most of the weekends in Jan. are still open with the place over the bar (Balcony Guest House) showing about $150 a night and the place a block away (Creole Inn) reporting $100 a night including their 4 person occupancy suites.
So when in January can you goons make it to NOLA?
I, for one, am available all january.
My old lady’s birthday is the second week of January. Might be a good excuse for us to take a trip to the big easy
Are you folks set on doing it on a weekend? Maybe a Wed-Fri trip or Thurs-Sat trip could be cheaper as far as hotel rates are concerned
Doesn’t seem to change the rates in the places I’m looking (Old Town area), but it could make a difference in air fare for those flying in?
We’re open to any combo of days that work for the most goons, vote amongst yourselves. Second week of January has the most specific interest so far. One thing to note is that the most low key of all mardi gras celebrations is the TwelthNight Revelers. Bunch of old people who ride the streetcars to mark the shift from christmas season to mardi gras season. It’ll be Thurs Jan 5th this year.
- Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th
- Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th
- Wednesday 11th - Friday 13th
- Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th
- Wednesday 18th - Friday 20th
- Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st
- Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th
- Thursday 26th - Saturday 28th
Above poll set for up to three choices per user. Let’s see if we can start to narrow down some dates that work.