I don't want the "Scene", I wanted to know where the best made drinks are. Things that are local specialties that are not as good or don't exist elsewhere. Like the original MaiTai does not even exist at all, there is only copies because Trader Vic's good rum ran out years ago they bottle some nasty stuff now in it's place.
I see how it turned into, "favorite place for a watered down Jack Daniels and Coke." and that's fine too.
I'm an extrovert* so I could see the attraction of mardi gras. I don't know how often I can make it down there.
I just know kind of like playadigits says, I would enjoy being there when there's plenty of shrimp and Po Boys to go around and less trying to navigate while getting pushed around.
* At least I used to be, I don't get out as much and I really hate the mosh pit at concerts. "Quit pushing I'm trying to watch the Dixie Band and look at tits."
If it was closer and not so close to all these birthdays, I'd probably go on Fat Tuesday.