Mardi Gras Live
People from all over the world logged on to Experience New Orleans! the night of February 19, 1996 to watch an Internet and Mardi Gras first.: the live compucast of a Mardi Gras parade--the Orpheus parade and Orpheuscapade of 1996! (Program by Karl Lehenbauer)
Those enjoying the compucast were able to mark their location on a global image. The globe was soon marked with so many "dots" that the southeastern United States was entirely covered.
The Mayor of New Orleans, Marc Morial, welcomed everyone on the information superhighway to our city that night, and invited them to experience it in person next year!
Lundi Gras night 1996 was a night to remember! The compucast of the Orpheus parade starred its founder, Harry Connick, Jr., the Road Rules gang from MTV, Laurence Fishburne and Jay Thomas ('96 King of Orpheus).
We were also privileged to witness the world's first LIVE Internet proposal (she said "yes!") at the Orpheus parade! We hope you enjoyed the show!!
If you missed it, we hope you enjoy just a few of the celebrity pictures of that night! They'll give you an idea of how we Experience New Orleans! during Mardi Gras...and at the Orpheus parade and Orpheuscapade.
See the celebrities enjoy Mardi Gras '96!
Great candid shots of Harry Connick, Jr, Anne Rice, Lawrence Fishburne, Jay Thomas...and more!
More pictures, including '94 and '95 celebrities!
David Copperfield, James Brown, and more, enjoying their New Orleans Experience!