Before you head into the parade zone, designate an easy-to-find landmark as a meet-up spot in case you get separated from your group. Cell phone coverage can get spotty if lines are overloaded, and even if you do get through, it can be hard to hear over the din of the revelry.
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16 Tips for Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Mardi Gras is just around the corner! If you're headed to the Big Easy, follow these tips to make the most of your celebration.