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Mardi Gras in Saint Louis

Posted: February 17th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Photography |

I usually party and gut crunk like everyone else at Mardi Gras in St. Louis, but this year I was on the other side if the bar. I chose to serve drinks outside at one of the benchmark establishments in the Soulard neighborhood, McGurks at 12th and Russel. My girlfriend’s sister and brother and law collectively run the bar on a daily basis and are in charge of making the wheels turn during Mardi Gras. They bring in extra staff each year to handle the influx of party people inside and outside. I was offered the chance to serve drinks, drink for free, eat for free, and make some money in the process. I couldn’t really pass that offer up and still got a chance to snap a few pics in between the action.

This intersection is and has been a favorite spot to congregate after the official Grand Parade ends on Saturday. Props to DJs A-Flex and Charlie Chan on the turntables and Ian from Iron Man Sound making the sound roar for miles.

General Manager Jason Greene Prepping His Staff
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The Lovely Ladies of McGurks
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Before The Crowd
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The Tower Of Bass
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Warming Up
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Dance Off!
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The Party In Full Swing
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It Aint A Party If EMS Don’t Show Up!
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The Aftermath
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2 Comments on “Mardi Gras in Saint Louis”

  1. 1: Solo Junior said at 5:22 pm on February 18th, 2010:

    UNCLE WES!!! Dope photos!! I hope I can come down next year and join the chaos!!!!!!

  2. 2: Keith said at 1:09 am on February 19th, 2010:

    Yo Solo…

    The Chan and A Flex shot is great…I love the BW…

    the aftermath ones are nice little pieces that show how messy that place gets…crazy!


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