“We have ponchos. We have our jackets. We have umbrellas. We have everything. We are set,” said Janell Weber of Baton Rouge, La., wearing a hat boasting long purple, green and gold streamers.
The previous night’s shooting was on the minds of revelers.
“It was very disappointing,” said New Orleans resident Carol Redmann-Bailey as she watched Thoth roll by. “I was disappointed and sad, but it seems like Bourbon Street stayed open. Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll.”