Although the name "Mardis Gras" may have been lost in translation, the George Street Mardis Gras was fun nonetheless! We went down to check out the party Saturday night. George Street was closed off and to get on the street means paying a $10 cover charge. Once on the street, all the bars are open with no cover, and people can roam the street, beer in hand, while taking in the festivities. There was an AC-DC tribute band which really got the crowd going. Hanging out from the windows and balconies of the bars that crowd George Street were people dressed in very creative costumes. It was a chilly Saturday night and so afterwards we went to Tim Hortons for some coffee.
We arrived at 9:00pm and although it was early, there was a good sized crowd. This is looking south along George Street with the stage to the left.
What's a party without an AC-DC tribute band? I think these guys were from Toronto.
Crowds are growing while looking north on George Street.
Me and Mr. Potato Head at the George Street Mardis Gras.