Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 MAMGA Grand Marshal Ball

Last night Ernest and I attended our first Mardi Gras ball in about 4 years. Last time I went to one Little Ernest was only about 3-4 months old and my aunt from Denver, CO came to visit us for Mardi Gras. We attended the MAMGA Grand Marshall Ball at the Outlaw Convention Center in downtown Mobile, AL.

Now let me just say that to most adults New Orleans parties are better than Mobile, AL when it comes to Mardi Gras. That is probably true depending on your idea of fun. However, don't count Mobile out completely. We still know how to have a good time.

Anyhow, I will say that although I looked forward to the ball and I didn't have an all out great time it was still nice to have a night out. The ball was nice and wasn't a complete waste. Bad points: the band & the fried food brought to our table. However, it was open bar and the place was packed with people. If anything I was more uncomfortable with the shoes I was wearing. I don't know why I have this bad habit of buying shoes for a special occasion and then never wearing them. I bought some really nice $40 shoes, but didn't wear them because when I got home we couldn't get one of the shoes to strap around my ankle. No, my ankles aren't fat. Something was wrong with the strap.

Another reason I was uncomfortable was because my having big breasts did not fit right at the top. I couldn't wear a bra with it because it was already padded and shaped weird. But I did get lots of compliments about it especially since it was a leopard print.

Well, the night was nice spending it with my man and my co-workers. One of the members works for the same company. It wasn't fully worth $50 but it was a nice night we deserved to spend together. Oh yeah, and Jamarcus Russell of the Oakland Raiders who was born and raised in Mobile, AL was the King for this year's ball. We didn't see much of him after the presentation which did not impress me at all. Good thing I am not a Raiders fan.


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I only did this video because I always get a kick off of seeing the people parade around the dance floor with their umbrellas. See the people here and in New Orleans decorate regular umbrellas with Mardi Gras type themes. And at the balls they open their umbrellas to special Mardi Gras music and parade around the dance floor. Being from Denver I find that shit pretty cool. Next year I will have an umbrella of my own so I can join in.

Anyhow, I just wanted everyone to see how packed the floor got at the ball for this moment alone. It was pretty dark so you won't be able to see everything. Sorry!