“Throw me something, mister!” Crowds yell it to float riders in a parade as it rolls down the streets of Lafayette, Lousiana.
If the float riders are ladies, you might hear the same phrase but with “sister” used instead of “mister.”
No matter what people shout out, they all want one thing: to catch loads and loads of beads, trinkets, toys and doubloons thrown by members of the krewe.
You might think the plastic beads and toys are worthless knickknacks. You would be mistaken. Krewe members and float riders spend hundreds – sometimes thousands –…