Mardi Gras Parde 2013?

Mardi Gras Parde 2013?

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samantha124

Jackson, TN

#1 Feb 7, 2013
what has happened to the Jackson downtown Mardi Gras parade? Used to be a big deal -- really declined the last couple of years.
Guest

United States

#2 Feb 7, 2013
It was a big deal,when it was new and the people's parade. Then it got taken over by the downtown dimwits and ran it into the ground. Downtown development people could f up a wet dream.
guest

United States

#3 Feb 7, 2013
I think the tavern does it now
samantha124

Jackson, TN

#4 Feb 7, 2013
We used to dress up and walk in the parade doing outlandish and politically incorrect stuff. there was a "politician-free" rule back then. Later, it seems elected officials and government employees took over king, queen, rules and all. How'd that happen? How'd it go from the People's Parade to just another city of Jackson activity?

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#5 Feb 7, 2013
It's all about politics, Samantha124.
BillyBoy

Lexington, TN

#6 Feb 7, 2013
Lame-ass. Underwhelming. Popularity contest. Social masturbation.
Downtowner

United States

#7 Feb 7, 2013
Some people complain about everything. Jacksonhas TWO downtown parades. Pancake breakfast, parties at charlie bulldogs, the tavern, miss ollies, and a masquerade ball at the new southern goldroom. I'd say downtown is better than ever!
BillyBoy

Lexington, TN

#8 Feb 7, 2013
Some downtown areas have that type of action EVERY weekend, and have had for years. I will go out on a limb and say that most suburbs have more action than our newly-beloved downtown. After the ginormous festivities of this year's (apparently somewhat salvaged) Mardi Gras celebration, downtown will return to it's usual somnolent state, and fun-seekers will have to head out of town for similar activities. And even though it's still so very, very sleepy, there will still be some bell clanging about how this is downtown's grand comeback. Please. Admit that most of your activities occur North of North Parkway, and stop going on about downtown like you didn't forget about for 20 years. It's tiresome. Realism is not complaining.
Merk

Fort Worth, TX

#9 Feb 8, 2013
Downtown is dead and nothing will bring it back. These little pockets of money are too little too late.
Mail

Jackson, TN

#10 Feb 9, 2013
You want to know how to pump more blood into the downtown area? Simple. Move your welfare office and any other government assistance offices located out north back to downtown. It would be covered up.
Mardigras

Jackson, TN

#11 Jan 28, 2015
Anybody know anything about the Mardi Gras parade in Jackson this year? The choosing of the king & queen is such a great time! So looking forward to it!!! I haven't heard anything about it but I assume it will take place at the Tavern with the parade taking place on Fat Tuesday!!! Any updates? Anybody know? Thanks friends!
Preach It

United States

#12 Jan 28, 2015
Mardigras wrote:
Anybody know anything about the Mardi Gras parade in Jackson this year? The choosing of the king & queen is such a great time! So looking forward to it!!! I haven't heard anything about it but I assume it will take place at the Tavern with the parade taking place on Fat Tuesday!!! Any updates? Anybody know? Thanks friends!
Get serious about life! Involve yourself helping others and volunteering. Existing for the next party and drunken stupor only leads to heartache and failure.
Susan

Jackson, TN

#13 Jan 29, 2015
Preach It wrote:
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Get serious about life! Involve yourself helping others and volunteering. Existing for the next party and drunken stupor only leads to heartache and failure.
I'm sorry you misunderstood my question. My family enjoys the fellowship associated with events like this.... Not the "party" & "drunken stupor" you are referring to. It gives my sister something to look forward to as she is fighting cancer.
New Orleans

Jackson, TN

#14 Feb 24, 2015
It ceased being a downtown event and only a Tavern event. Support pulled out because of the direction.

NewsTalk has no direction or leadership so they allowed it to decline to a Tavern event.

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