Fat Tuesday — the day before lent and the last opportunity to gouge, merry-make, and be gluttonous before the religious and ceremonial-laced fast. People expect a wild party with copious amounts of booze, boobs, and free sex probably because of the booze and lowered inhibitions. The biggest or not biggest surprise is … excessive drinking will be your worse enemy during this festival. First and foremost, too much hooch impairs your ability to consent to sex. After that, many people underestimate the crowds. New Orleans is a small city of a few hundred thousand, but it explodes to over a million for a couple days.
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Big Daddy's is a popular Bourbon Street strip club. Photo via Flickr user Fuzzy Gerdes. Rick's Cabaret, an upscale strip club on Bourbon Street, isn't busy, but it's not exactly dead, either. Camilla, a tall brunette in her early 30s, is smoking and relaxed. She isn't trying to sell me a dance, having already had a good night, including a half-hour in a private room with the genial contractor my friend Kate is currently toying with. Sunday's very hit-or-miss," Camilla tells me.