Breast ban at Saints parade

New Orleans officials warn women to keep their shirts on -- or else

By Tracy Clark-Flory
February 10, 2010 2:50AM (UTC)
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FILE - In tis Jan. 24, 2010, file photo, New Orleans Saints fans flock to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, after the Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in the NFC championship NFL football game. This weekend is the first big weekend of Mardi Gras as well as the Saints playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7, in Miami. There are four parades scheduled in New Orleans on Saturday and two on Sunday _ both of which are rolling early to avoid conflicting with the game. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber, File) (AP)

Beads will fly at the Saints' Super Bowl Victory Parade today, but breasts will not. The celebration is doubling as a kickoff for Mardi Gras, that infamous orgy of boob-flashing for baubles, and the city has even supplied 1.8 million beads, but New Orleans officials are instructing women to keep their bubbies covered during the globally telecast event. I guess they figure the world isn't ready to take in the city's R-rated revelry (unless, of course, it's via a late-night "Girls Gone Wild" commercial).

Any ladies who let their nips slip face a fine or even jail time. All I have to say is: Good luck to the 600 police officers charged with keeping an eye out for any glimpses of bare flesh in the expected crowd of some 250,000 partiers. 

Tracy Clark-Flory

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