update: Listen to their 2008 Mardi Gras radio show HERE.
VIEW the Times-Pic Blogs & the WWOZ Blogs. Check out the excellent photo essays entitled "Living In New Orleans: Mardi Gras" and "Black Mardi Gras"
WATCH Parade Videos.
READ a book from the "Carnival Reading List"
FIND the closest Popeye's for some of the best Red Beans & Rice around.
EAT an authentic Nola meal in NYC (this list is out of date, but still helpful). Check out this Q&A with Chana Levi of Mara's Homemade & Midtown Lunch's "Fat Tuesday Edition"
PARTY like it's Fat Tuesday.
LEARN about the Mardi Gras Indians: HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE, or read Home of the Groove's brand new "Here Come Da Indians!" post, complete with a few classic recordings for your listening pleasure. WWOZ's Street Talk on the Indians is HERE. Plus, here's a GLOSSARY of Injun terms and John Sinclair's Mardi Gras Indian DISCOGRAPHY.
Halain Pardo, 4, Spy Boy, sings with his father Juan Pardo, War Chief, as The Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians dance on 1st Street. Mardi Gras 2008.
Brett Duke / Times-Picayune