Every year on Fat Tuesday I like to let you know of a way that you can enjoy, virtually speaking, the festivities in New Orleans. And with a forecast of 48 and rain on Bourbon Street this might be better than actually being there.
To catch some live cam action check out the French Quarter cam which begins in the Bywater neighborhood, traveling through Marigny and finally into the French Quarter. It gets underway at 9:30 Cleveland time. Then there's the parade cam which goes live at 11am our time for the Rex parade. There's more live cams on the NOLA site.
Yes, there's even a Mardi Gras Live app. For $2.99 you can watch live action from The Cat's Meow bar and balcony along with Bourbon Street. These are the cams that used to be on NOLA's site, but I think the folks at The Times Picayune figured they were a bit too risque as you're bound to see many drunk people and women flashing their boobs.
As for music you need merely tune in WWOZ, the jazz and blues heritage public radio station, which is great any day of the year and particularly on this day.