What’s it like to ride on a Mardi Gras float?
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Mardi Gras: What is it like to ride on a float in New Orleans?

Mardi Gras floats are a key part of New Orleans' celebrations.

Some riders pay hundreds of dollars to participate, including buying trinkets and toys to throw down to the waiting crowds.

The riders on one float spoke to The Arts Hour about why they wanted to take part.

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