« on: February 06, 2013, 09:01:08 PM »
You have NO idea how drunk we get on this parade.....(I"m IN the parade)...and I'd not want to risk falling down and breaking the camera, or somehow losing it....we have drinks all along the route, people give beers to you, and we stop IN bars along the route.
This is New Orleans....even pacing yourself, you get pretty trashed and I'd not wanna try that while carrying $5K of camera.
Not to mention, since I'm part of the walking (stumbling) parade, I'll be carrying all my beads and other throws in my neck and in packs on my shoulders, etc...so, I'm walking, drinking and throwing, and giving girls kisses along the route....
Not really the environment for $5K camera that you very well might get trashed enough to accidentally throw to the crowd...
Ahhhhh now i see....sorry! I didnt see the part about u being IN the parade! I would suggest since ur gonna be in the parade that u would obviously have to arrive early. Definitely take somebody with u to get a spot up close w ur gear. And i guess ur Iphone or whatever anybody else suggests....sorry & have fun!!!