I was actually in New Orleans when they had the family friendly parades running throughout the week. Man, beads EVERYWHERE. At first I was trying to avoid getting them thrown at me, so I walked behind all the fences and stands where people were going nuts and somewhere along the way one gets thrown at my head and I'm just like WTF. I ended up coming home with a handful of beads even though I was there for like five minutes (I had to get back to my hotel, lol). Seriously though, they just dump that s**t on you along with cups and stuff.