In this March 3, 2011 photo, a member of the Krewe of Chaos throws trinkets to the crowd during their Mardi Gras parade on St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans. The crescent city expects its largest crowd for the annual celebration since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Photo by: Gerald Herbert

In this March 3, 2011 photo, a member of the Krewe of Chaos throws trinkets to the crowd during their Mardi Gras parade on St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans. The crescent city expects its largest crowd for the annual celebration since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)