Galveston Wants to Trade Your Boob Flash for a "Mardi Gras with Manners"

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Throw me something mannerly, mister!
​Galveston is calling for this year's Mardi Gras to be "family friendly," but don't get excited for topless MILFs. It's not going to get that kind of friendly.

According to the Galveston County Daily News, a new promoter called Yaga Entertainment Inc. is bringing sweeping changes to the long-standing festival. "We're calling it Mardi Gras with manners," Mike Dean, the president of Yaga, told the Daily News.

Get ready for a full Fat Tuesday of behaving.

Yaga is adding at least 27 additional security guards and cops to manage the fest, and presumably to help ladies keep their shirts on. Eight new parades will also be crammed into the lineup. But all this G-rated, tittyfree fun is going to cost you. For the first time in three years, Galveston is charging admission: $10 in advance and $15 at
the gate.

Ironically, families have been the cause of most of the fest's unfriendliness. In 2008, a man in a second-story balcony allegedly dropped a cantaloupe-sized bag of beads onto a woman's head. (He claimed that his wife had dropped the bead bomb instead, but by then it was too late to charge her. The jury acquitted the man.)

And just this week, jurors are deciding the fate of a man who allegedly strangled his wife to death after she flashed a float for beads at Galveston's Mardi Gras. On Valentine's Day.

Hopefully, Galveston will be able to sidestep the familial violence this year without sacrificing all of the Mardi party.

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Twistedspoke
Twistedspoke

Went to the event this year from traveling from the San Antonio area and was very disappointed. Too many little kids running around and had to pay to get into the grounds and not allowed to bring in your own alcohol. Won't be back as I could have spent my money elsewhere for an adult good time.

Jsmi33966
Jsmi33966

that is the lamest shit i have ever heard, im going to show my boobs anyways

G-Town 26
G-Town 26

OK ya'll I live in Galvseton and I must say that the tit showing who really cares as long as its at night. If the adults are too idiotic to have their children there when its dark should be let out. As far as the weak drink, You don't know where to go to drink. The charging for admission is kinda outrageous, but at least its not $25 like it was in the past. There are a ton of free parades on the sea wall and all around town, fun for the whole family there and more. Texas Mardi Gras are a blast! Not to mention way safer than getting shot at on a pier in Louisiana. Yes Texas Mardi Gras are a bit different than that of others, however, we do it right and for half the cost! Before anyone goes off and says that boob showing to not be had is blasphemy, get over yourself and realize that it is the girls choice. No one is to be arrested they are merely asking some girls who go crazy with it to take it down a notch, if they choose not to, then so be it. The people are great, the island is great, and the experience is unlike that of any! So people enjoy this time of year and have a blast in a city with lots of character, beaches, fun, food, and a life all its own. Born on the Island or Off were all BOI.

Chef504
Chef504

Oh for Christ's sake you have to be kidding me. I have been to countless Gras', but fortunately in the great city of New Orleans where families know what they are doing. All people with children line Washington, Napoleon, St. Charles and Canal for the parades. They let the kids get all the throws, and then take the kids home and either stay there and be a family or get a sitter so they can go to the adult Gras. Charging admission to see parades that are for the citizens is a fucking travesty. Yes if you want to pay for seats on bleachers with alcohol and music provided so be it, but if you can't thats fine to. The parades are for the krewes to showcase their giving spirit and the pride is evident on the masked faces of the krewe as they pass by on their personally inspired and handmade floats. Oh, Texas you just keep fucking up good things, and changing traditions. I also can't imagine a Mardi Gras with a last call for alcohol. Drive the 6 hours to a city that knows how to do it right. I wouldn't go to Galveston for an opportunity to eat lunch with a reincarnated Hemingway much less a Texas version of Mardi Gras.

Funny I was just saying
Funny I was just saying

I think it's great they're charging admission, too often I've gone to a "free" event. The trash and scumbags are too numerous to count (glad I'm packing). Am I going, oh hell no the crowds the over priced weakass drinks, cops going and coming to the Island. Shit i can stay home on my deck drink smoke do whatever, even enjoy a peaceful dump. The whole S.E Texas thing has turned to shit, this place used to be a great time. It sucks but WTF it's still home.

scotter
scotter

Booooooooooo-ring. It's Mardi Gras. Not a 5th grade dance. They need to get over themselves.

Alna
Alna

Hey, Did anyone go at night? I never been and would like to check it out this Sat night but is it worth going?

Wyatt
Wyatt

You carry when you're drinking? Isn't that a crime, even with a CHL?

Fustrated!
Fustrated!

I agree with scotter. Wtf? Its marti gras, Really folks, its already good clean fun just the way it is. Seniors, bible thumpers and kids should go during the day and leave the night life to the adult night life people, enforce curfews for minors. Soon we will be told everyone has to wear masks to hide our identies and all mask must be the same. Heck while were at it lets just turn off all the music, and lights, ban horses, street vendors and costumes. And no more Marti Gras beads. Jeeez....

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