Maybe stirring gumbo in your Chicago kitchen lacks a certain spice on Mardi Gras. Have I got some existential file powder for you.
Your laptop or tablet can open up a new view to the Vieux Carre. They’ve got New Orleans wired, with live webcams at all the Fat Tuesday party spots. (So please do not blame me for what you may see, okay?)
While you’re listening to XRT’s Mardi Gras soundtrack all day, you can see the costumed revelers at Bourbon and St. Peter streets on Earthcam, without feeling obligated to go with the calls to take off your shirt for beads. Though, of course, it is your kitchen.
And here’s NOLA.com’s view of Jackson Square.
Too much reality? Okay. Here’s the dancing scene from “The Big Easy.” It’ll make you want to call all the cute young things “cher.”
Laissez les bon temps rouler!