Next Tuesday is Mardi Gras. If you come from New Orleans and suddenly find yourself transported to Kansas, you may experience culture shock on Fat Tuesday. That’s exactly what happened to Mike West and Katie Euliss. The musical duo known as Truckstop Honeymoon moved to Kansas after Hurricane Katrina. For the last several years, they’ve been bringing the Big Easy to their adopted hometown of Lawrence with their Mardi Gras Parade which is now attracting upwards of 400 people. We’re pleased to have Truckstop Honeymoon with us in Studio A performing Mardi Gras in Kansas.
If you are interested in joining the Mardi Gras festivities, the parade (more like a Mardi Gras flash mob) will begin next Tuesday (2.21) at noon at Aimee’s Cafe and Coffeehouse and the procession will continue down Massachusetts St. to Freestate Brewery.
If you weren’t able to make it to the parade this year, here is a look at what you missed:
Here is a glimpse at last year’s march: