Fat Tuesday parade rolls downtown
Date: 2/21/2012 Album ID: 1419716
Photos by Robert Cohen
Stepping off Broadway onto Washington Avenue, the floats and performers of the Fat Tuesday parade thrilled parade goers for the nine block route.
Michael Monte Hall Quirk reacts to parade goers as he rides beside Elaine Moranville on the 'Let's Make a Deal'  float during the Fat Tuesday parade on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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A Moolah Shriner performed on two wheels in the Fat Tuesday parade on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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Vincent Hamer, Jr., 7, had a neck full of beads as he and his sister Valenda attended the Fat Tuesday parade on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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A BMX rider did tricks along Washington Avenue near the end of the Fat Tuesday parade in downtown St. Louis Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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Santa Claus (Joe Lubinski) lends a hand as the Fat Tuesday parade gets ready to roll along Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.  Lubinski rode the 'Let's Make a Deal' float.
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Michael Monte Hall Quirk readies his platform shoes at the staging area for the Fat Tuesday parade before rolling on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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Ron Woerndle dons his branches as he dresses as a tree on the 'Sun, Sand and Surf' float during the Fat Tuesday parade on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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Brian Balfour transforms into a duck as he rides with the 'Krewe of Misfit Artists' during the Fat Tuesday parade on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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Chrissie Moranville gets one last smoke before walking with the 'Let's Make a Deal'  float in the Fat Tuesday parade on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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Onlookers watch from The Meredian building along Washington Avenue at Tucker Boulevard as the Fat Tuesday parade rolls downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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Michelle Muller tossed boxes of Tony Chachere's gumbo and jambalaya while riding on the 'Festival Flyer' float in the Fat Tuesday parade on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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One parade goer unsuccessfully caught a box of jambalaya as he juggled his beer at the Fat Tuesday parade on Washington Avenue downtown Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012.
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