It may have been years since Downtown SLO erupted with rowdy crowds around Mardi Gras. And Maybe the good folks over at the SLO PD like it that way, but that’s no reason to not to Laissez Bon Temps Roulle.
A new tradition was marked for the fifth year, Feb. 25 at the SLO Masonic Lodge on Marsh Street.
Catered by the Bon Temp Creole Cafe, revelers gathered for a masquerade ball on the Saturday evening, organized by Burning James and the Funky Flames.
The Rag Bone Saints Brass Band commenced the party with the Flames playing two sets in the dining room punctuated by the Brazilian drummers of Samba Loca.
The event doubles as a fundraiser every year for a local charity, this time local public radio station KCBX was up for the raffle proceeds.
Photos by Camas Frank