The last couple weeks of 2011 were pretty dreary for me, so it was with great pleasure that I anticipated January 6. Kings Day, Epiphany, Twelveth Night are all names for the first day of the MG season.
Last year I somehow connected to some local musicians, and visitors, who walk around playing music on Fat Tuesday. That was great, and many in the group are now friends on FB.
Just last week I messaged one fellow (in this below vid, he's Yellow Hoodie!Baritone) and inquired about additional chances to play with a group. And was connected to a band performing in three (so far) parades the week before the Big Day.
So this is exciting. Will be spending several more days there, soaking up atmosphere, eating King cake and gumbo, riding my bike, playing my horn, and wearing my favorite color combination.