New Orleans Mardi Gras celebrations began this year on Jan. 6 commemorating King’s Day (Feast of the Epiphany), and ends on Shrove Tuesday, or “Fat Tuesday”, the day before Ash Wednesday, February 28th. Parades, free outdoor concerts with national and local artists are among the attractions that draw the 1.4 million visitors each year, and that’s more than double the Women’s March (470,000) in Washington DC and Inauguration (160,000) combined!
Besides comfortable shoes and sunglasses, what is the next most important to bring to Mardi Gras? Your camera equipped with Nushield DayVue™ screen protector, or your smartphone or tablet, also protected of course. Most visitors enjoy:
- Capturing selfies, photos and videos of the parades and festivities for sharing on social media – and submitting to online Mardi Gras photo contests
- Finding the best restaurants in town
- Finding your way around town with online maps and directions
- Texting and calling friends to meet up
Today, most visitors find the phone essential in getting around and maximizing their Mardi Gras experience. However, New Orleans’ bright sunlight – a big part of the draw – can make it frustrating to see unless you have had the foresight to install a NuShield DayVue antireflective screen protector.
Without a DayVue protected screen, the phone works more like a mirror, than a helpful device. DayVue films are an inexpensive way to give you better visual access to what you actually want to see when the phone is viewed in sunlight. Rather than seeing yourself, or what’s behind you, or a darkened LCD screen when wearing polarized sunglasses, NuShield DayVue screen protectors let you see what’s on the screen. What you won’t experience is ultra violet ray reflections – or getting scratches on the phone when you apply a DayVue film. As we say … use DayVue films for No Glare. No reflection. No scratches. The mayhem of Mardi Gras is no match for DayVue films. The films have been designed from the start to take a beating. They also served the military well in high-intensity settings.
Some apps you might find interesting on your Mardi Gras adventure include:
- WWLTV presents Mardi Gras Parade Tracker
Tracks schedules, routes, events and offers a live GPS parade tracker
- WDSU Parade Tracker
Follow the progress of New Orleans Mardi Gras parades in real-time
- Mardi Gras Party-Parade Guide
Has over 90 Parade Schedules, Interactive and Graphic Parade Routes, Live Chats & Special Offers
- Experience Mardi Gras
Complete parade schedule start times (Date/Time, Location), parade routes & maps
- Carnival & Mardi Gras Photobooth
- Carnival & Mardi Gras – Greetings and Jokes
- Gas Buddy – gives the closest gas stations and up-to-date prices
Bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and NuShield DayVue protected phones, iPads, and notepads when you head to Bourbon Street, and “Laissez les bons temps rouler”, Let the Good Times Roll!