Super Bowl talk drowns out Mardi Gras parade

By David Spunt - email

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It's chilly outside, but Mardi Gras is heating up in Baton Rouge. On Friday, revelers crowded the streets for the infamous Krewe of Artemis Parade.

Artemis is Baton Rouge's only all-female Krewe. This was the eighth year for their parade and it included 17 floats and 12 marching bands.

During the parade, the topic of conversation shifted quickly to the Super Bowl and New Orleans Saints.

One parade watcher said it may be the first Mardi Gras in history, where the attention turned away from the celebration itself.

Baton Rouge resident Ladre Johnson said he put up his purple, green and gold for just black and gold.

"I'm one hundred percent behind the Saints. Always my whole life and I'm just waiting on them winning the Super Bowl. They're going to win," he said.

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