MardiGras Feb. 14, 2004!
Unknown Tongues
Laissez les bon temps roulez!
Mardi Gras Queens
pondering the
King's Cake baby!

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Love your hats, girls!

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This boy  
be jammin'

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Click on any of the small pictures
for a version big enough to see!

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Stirring up the Roux...


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Bryan and Jumahl can
play a little accordion

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Rob -n- Rob
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Fulla Goodies 
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Get your picture
taken with the
Pope of Mardi Gras!

Look at those
crazy Mardi Gras!

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da Alligator 

Want more?  MardiGras scenes from the Past
February 14, 2004 - Unknown Tongues will host the Twelfth annual Gloucester, NC Mardi Gras at the Community Club.  Preparations start the Friday night before with veggie chopping and a music jam. Mardi Gras starts about 11:00 Saturday morning with a Fool's Procession and live music. Gumbo, deep fried turkey, crawfish, and delicious side dishes are ready by early afternoon. The Unknown Tongues play around 3:00, kicking the dance off with the children's King and Queen coronation, march, and bead toss. "Keeper of the Sacred Food List" Margie is already accepting gumbo donations (chicken, sausage, onions, garlic, etc.)! Call her at 252-729-6261. This event is always FREE and OPEN to everybody. Kids and instruments? Oui! Dogs? Non! Need more info? Call Barbara or Bryan 252-729-8021.

We model our Mardi Gras after the community spirit of the RURAL Mardi Gras of Southwest Lousiana, without the horses, whips, and stealing of chickens. Click here to learn about Mardi Gras of Acadiana! 

Directions:  take US 70 east from Beaufort, NC over the North River bridge through Bettie and Otway. Turn right at Harkers Island Road (follow the Cape Lookout National Seashore signs) at the Exxon/TeePee store. Go a few miles and take the first paved left (Straits Road) that forks off from Harkers Island Road. Bear left at traffic triangle, go about a half mile, and take first paved right (Pigott Rd.). Follow this loop road to left, and you'll see Mardi Gras on right side of road across from the old Gloucester Post Office. Click for MAP! 

Lodging Suggestions: Under $55, under 10 miles: Harkers Island Fishing Center, 252-728-3907, Calico Jacks Inn and Marina (Harkers Island) 252-728-3575. Beaufort (15 miles - quaint and pricier but they offer a Gloucester Mardi Gras discount): Inlet Inn (on Taylor's Creek) 252-728-3600, Carteret County Home Bed and Breakfast (Hwy 101) 252-728-4611. These rooms range from $62 - $89, ask for Mardi Gras discount! More Info on These and Other Inns in Beaufort!

Digital artist Rick Doble's animations from Mardi Gras '99

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