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    Mamou Mardi Gras

    Fat Tuesday in Mamou is typical of how small towns across Louisiana celebrate. Men in costume ride horses in rural areas to gather ingredients to make a gumbo. A cajun band in a wagon follows the riders on their daylong journey playing french music. The task is to catch a live chicken. Neighbors will raise a flag if they want to donate a chicken and the riders will converge on the property and the owner will release the chicken and the men will chase and catch the chicken. This is complicated by the fact that the most men are drunk by this time.

    The ride ends in downtown Mamou when the riders come in to display thier catch (in the pic one is raising a chicken). Then they drink some more and dance to live bands. And typical of a New Orleans, you may see some girls do what they do to get beads. Sorry no pics of the girls.

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    Sounds like a real fun time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicotDave View Post
    Fat Tuesday in Mamou is typical of how small towns across Louisiana celebrate. Men in costume ride horses in rural areas to gather ingredients to make a gumbo. A cajun band in a wagon follows the riders on their daylong journey playing french music. The task is to catch a live chicken. Neighbors will raise a flag if they want to donate a chicken and the riders will converge on the property and the owner will release the chicken and the men will chase and catch the chicken. This is complicated by the fact that the most men are drunk by this time.

    The ride ends in downtown Mamou when the riders come in to display thier catch (in the pic one is raising a chicken). Then they drink some more and dance to live bands. And typical of a New Orleans, you may see some girls do what they do to get beads. Sorry no pics of the girls.

    Allot of Harleys but only one Beemer.

    Thanks Bikerfish

    Re: Your tag line...Keep a fire burning in your eye,
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    After New Orleans on June 6 and 7 we head up to Mamou and then on to Houston. Although not nearly as opportune a time as you present, I am sure that we will have an interesting time as we make a short visit there. -Bob
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    While in Mamou you must stop in Fred's Lounge. On a Saturday morning I was in there drinking cold Bud's from a 10oz can. It was 10 am and I was on a bicycle trip through the area. I had a blast.
    Bill P

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