It's good thing that umbrellas are such an important part of traditional second lines because it looks like we might be needing them. Fingers crossed, the rain will hold off until late afternoon, but we are going ahead and starting to call this year's parade Mead Rd.MuddyGras. The parade steps off, rain or shine at 1p and we are tenting part of the parking lot at The Imperial for the musical performances for the festival. So grab your purple, green and gold and come join our crazy, carnival Krewe! Laissez les bon temps rouler!