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The event is called Krewe of Rocckus - a play on the name of the legendary Krewe of Bacchus - and offers visitors a weekend chock-full of New Orleans food, drink, and music, all seeped in Mardi Gras tradition.
Better Than Ezra bassist Tom Drummond took some time to introduce us to the Krewe:
Gadling: So you've just finished up the Road to Mardi Gras tour, and in early March you'll kick off the Krewe of Rocckus. We have to admit, Mardi Gras is a bit new to us...
TD:...you see, this is exactly who we are trying to reach! Through our travels we've seen that there are a lot of people - probably like yourself - who considered going to Mardi Gras in the past, but were kind of on the bubble and just never committed. I think it is definitely something that everyone should do, at least once in their life. A lot of people think it's like, "Oh, I did that in high school, or college," well it's really not. Sure, there's a lot of that going on, but it's also a great time to come to New Orleans and have a great time, get some good food, and hang out with a lot of people. It's just a lot of fun.
Gadling: Ok, but what exactly is a krewe?
First of all, Super Bowl or not, you couldn't be blamed for packing your towels and heading south. With temperatures in Dallas expected in the low to mid sixties next week, we all could use a good excuse to defrost our toes and boast our black and gold in a few less layers. This is no Detroit or Minneapolis Super Bowl, friends. This is TEXAS, where the February weather is balmy and the BBQs fire up year round.
Naturally, the fastest - and most expensive - route to Dallas is by air. As of today you can catch a perhaps inconvenient but definitely do-able round trip from nearby Chess Lamberton (FKL) to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Friday to Monday for less than $800. Flights from Pittsburgh proper (PIT) are creeping closer to $900 round trip and will only climb higher the closer we get to game day.