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The Galveston County Daily News: Mardi Gras Blog

December 2, 2016

Mardi Gras Blog

Sunday 02/08/2015
Video: Review of the first weekend of Mardi Gras 2015
Posted: February 08, 2015 - 10:17 pm

The first weekend of Mardi Gras Galveston included plenty of parades, beads and the Budweiser Clydesdales.

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Saturday 01/31/2015
Knights of Momus begin Mardi Gras countdown with den party
Posted: January 31, 2015 - 4:58 pm

GALVESTON — The oldest Mardi Gras krewe on the island started the countdown to this year's festivities with its annual den party on Saturday.

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Thursday 02/20/2014
Do Parking Cheaters Win During Mardi Gras?
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

GALVESTON — If you drove down Seawall Boulevard on Wednesday, you probably couldn’t help but notice that parking spaces were already being claimed by trucks, trailers and recreational vehicles. (I think I saw one very large smoker sitting there in fog when I drove past around 6 p.m.)

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Saturday 02/09/2013
DJs rock Electric Mardi Gras
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

GALVESTON — Local DJs fed off the energy from a diverse crowd of music lovers as they spun and scratched songs to the tune of a 120,000 watt sound system on the Jagermeister DJ Stage Friday at Electric Mardi Gras. The young musicians said the event encouraged them turn the volume up on their careers as live performers.

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Friday 02/08/2013
How Kool and the Gang toured with Van Halen
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

In the 1970s and early 1980s, there may not have been a more popular R&B or Funk group than Kool and the Gang. 

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Salute takes on Great Gatsby feel
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

It the biggest gala of Mardi Gras and one of the biggest social events in the entire region — The San Luis Salute. It is over the top. It is a non-stop dance party. It is a big fundraiser for UTMB. It is sold out and has been for weeks.

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A Mardi Gras music scene
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

It's amazing to just think the number of really great music you can listen to on the island during Mardi Gras.

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Thursday 02/07/2013
High school bands add to Mardi Gras celebration
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Live music during Mardi Gras isn’t limited to groups with amps and guitars. Part of the fun was all the great high school marching bands at the parades.

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Wednesday 02/06/2013
Local bands rock first weekend of Mardi Gras
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Weekend number one of Mardi Gras is in the books and, if you stepped out onto the Galveston streets at all, you likely heard some kind music. We had everything from marching bands, rock bands, country groups, local and big name acts all descending on the island.

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Saturday 02/02/2013
Mardi Gras perfect time to wear a cape
Updated: February 05, 2015 - 12:04 pm

The Krewe of Gambrinus crowned its Royalty on Jan. 26 at the San Luis Resort’s ballroom.

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