Venice MardiGras Party
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On Saturday, Feb 23, families, friends and Venice Beach residents dawned glitter, masks and the occasional set of wings to take part in the 17th annual Venice Beach Mardi Gras parade in Los Angeles, California. The Venice boardwalk, though accustomed to its steady flow of unusual occurrences and festivities, seemed overwhelmed by the massive parade, themed “Mystical Magical Tour.” As the jazz band rumbled in the distance, parade goers wielding Hula Hoops and rollerblades streamed past the usual boardwalk traffic and vendors, disrupting the flow in a fantastical and joyous manner. Onlookers caught beads, vendors joined the party and some residents even came prepared, tossing confetti from their balconies overlooking the boardwalk.