Diva Day in the French Quarter
Friday was Diva Day. It's when a number of marching clubs, The PussyFooters, The Bearded Oysters, The Camel Toe Lady Steppers, The Prima Donnas, The Goddesses of Fun and Marriment, The Divine Jewels of Covington and their Elvi escorts, rally at Arnaud's on Bienville at Bourbon Street and strut their stuff. Many of these clubs also march in other parades, but this is a chance to see them, up close and personal.
With a police escort, they stroll through Bourbon and Royal Streets in costumes that have been a year in the making. Standouts are the beaded bustiers made from Mardi Gras beads. Want-to-Be Divas wait years to join a club. These women stroll along with brass bands and do there best to make sure the crowd has a good time.
Words really can not do these ladies justice, so I will let the pictures speak for themselves. As the Times-Picayune says about the French Quarter on the Friday before Mardi Gras, "The greatest free show on Earth."