The Big Easy's Beaded Bash! - OZY | A Modern Media Company


Because what happens in the Big Easy during Mardi Gras stays in the … wait, no, Breed is showing all the craziness that went down.

By Sanjena Sathian

March 4, 2014, was an epic day.

That’s when Ozy’s most daring staff member, Breed, hit the hot streets of New Orleans for this year’s Mardi Gras Festival. He was ready for any and everything the time honored annual event had to offer. Loud band music, wild costumes, face paint, glitter, rainbow-colored beads and the occasional flashing breasts for said beads were all in abundance. Yet, Breed braved the “rough” conditions during what’s known as Fat Tuesday, and celebrated carnival style.

For the full rundown in live action, view the video, and relive the fun and festivities with Breed — who hasn’t stopped smiling since.Our Bay Area native said this about the experience: “The people were nice, the weather was cold and rainy, the food was great and the women were … I didn’t have to work too hard for the beads. I just threw my hands up and I caught big-ass bags of unopened beads and random stuffed animals.” 

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