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Fat Tuesday Celebrations at Sundance!

By far one of the best and most fun at Sundance Film Festival was the 4th Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade presented by the Louisiana Film Festival at Park City Live, 427 Main Street, Park City. The event kicked off with a mid-afternoon parade just as we were leaving a meeting at the Chase Sapphire Lounge and got swept up into the groove by the Michael Foster Project six piece brass band from New Orleans. Starting at the bottom of the hill on Main Street about a hundred of us dressed up with props, marched and danced up Main Street to where the party was going to be held.

So much better here and where a standing room only enjoyed LIVE music performance by real musicians and not electronica or DJs! There was a problem with the booming bass distorting the performance until I requested that be addressed. Wouldn’t be fair otherwise to the performers nor the audience. Sound guys have to take into consideration that not everyone appreciates the bad sound coming from DJs booming bass systems.

Traditional Louisiana cuisine including crawfish bisque, vegan gumbo, red beans and king cakes was prepared by Louisiana Seafood Chefs Cody and Samantha Carroll and Chef Sean Rivera. Good deal that a cash bar was made so that cocktail overload didn’t happen to the revelers. Smart move and many thanks to the providers of a “Fat Tuesday” cocktail consisting of Rougaroux Rum, bitters and fresh fruit. Yum!

The Louisiana Film Festival will be taking place April 14-17, 2016. Don’t miss it!