Photo: Spanish Town Parade

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Spectators wave for beads while the Krewe La Moula float passes by the Capitol Grocery on Spanish Town Road during the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Jori Flowers, of Denham Springs, catches beads Saturday while dressed as a flamingo at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade. Abby Lobo, 6, left, also of Denham Springs, reaches for more beads, too..

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Hope Cornelius screams and points out her hair, dyed Mardi Gras colors to attract bead throws, at the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade Saturday.

  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Peter Sze, left, takes a photo of his wife, Irene Sze, with all of her beads, at the end of the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade Saturday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Al Dent of New Orleans blows a horn as he walks to his car.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Marty Harper of Denham Springs hands out a bracelet, as she rides on a float.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Greta Sorrell posts parade pictures to her Facebook page, after the parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Former Gov. Edwin Edwards kisses his wife Trina Scott Edwards, in a photo on the side of the B.R.E.W. Krewe float, as Destiny Houston, 14, waves for bead throws.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Josie Flacon, left, and granddaughter Alexis Marchand, center, share a post-parade snack with friend Lyle Hitzman.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rougeans Irma Kelly, left, and Angela Shoemaker, right, use umbrellas to catch beads on N. 9th Street.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Spectators from Baton Rouge's 'Thibodaux Group,' including Sierra Williams, 16, far right, yell for beads.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Lawn mower brigade member Karen Kemp strikes a zombie pose during Saturday's Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade. Kemp's decorated lawn mower sports a pair of ghoulish black flamingos to carry out the marching club's 'Lawn of the Dead' parade theme.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Parade-goers wave for beads, as the Krewe of Boyd Ave. float passes in front of Capitol Grocery.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Grand Marshal Gerald Woods waves at a friend, during the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Josh Young of Lake Charles checks out floats before the start of the parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's David Gorsich duct taped his flamingo atop his head, 'a last-second job,' according to his wife Tricia Gorsich.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge's Amy Stewart, with the Krewe of Stewdreaux, sports glittery flamingo sunglasses, as she looks over floats.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Renee Montgomery, left, gives a kiss to Krewe of Boyd Ave. rider Mike Poor, after he gave her a specialty bead, before the start of the parade.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Before the parade start, members of the Italian-American float and Pink Ladies float join hands in a ring dance.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Krewe of Good Times riders, from left to right, Shainna Elliott, Wendy Dolan and husband Michael Dolan sort their beads for throwing, framed by the Ding-Dong-eating flamingo on the Krewe of Sleaziana float.

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  • Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Spectators walk down North Street, collecting a few beads as they go, after the Spanish Town Mardi Gras Parade.

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