The most grande party to kick 2013 into gear is coming on Fat Tuesday, Feb 12!
Also known as Mardi Gras - Bakotopia, 97.3 The Jack FM & Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, have once again teamed up to make it the "Fattest" yet.
There will be live music by Mento Buru and DJ Mikey providing the funky soundtrack. The party kicks off at 7 p.m. and admission is FREE!
The annual celebration, which has its roots in Catholicism, is usually associated with the city of New Orleans. But in states like Alabama and California and countries like Brazil and Italy, Mardi Gras is one of the biggest nights of the year for parties!
Following the rules of the tradition, Mardi Gras is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, signaling the beginning of the Lenten season - a period of spiritual fasting and sacrifice until Easter Sunday, April 4 for the Catholic/Christian faithful.
On Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, revelers are allowed to indulge to their heart’s content until the clock strikes midnight - then it’s time to put the demons of gluttony and debauchery back into their holes for a while.
Of course, you don’t have to be religious to know a good party when you see one - how do you think “Girls Gone Wild” videos became popular? Flash some skin, get some beads. Flash a little more than skin, get some beads.
Check out photos from last year!
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While showing your privates for a chance at some cheap plastic from some horny jock may sound cheap - it’s all in the name of fun. Relieve some stress, act a fool!
When Gumbeaux’s (now Ruben’s Mexican restaurant) on Chester Avenue was open back in the day, it hosted the rowdiest Fat Tuesday bash in the city. Sure, local churches threw their own party to keep it proper, but judging by the crowds - it was apparent that religion took a back seat to the rockin’ out.
In 2006 - Bakersfield bands Mento Buru, Soulajar, Fishlips Bar, and Bakotopia decided to take up the daunting task of keeping the Fat Tuesday tradition going after Hurricane Katrina hit the city of New Orleans in '05. Gumbeaux's closed it's doors that same year, then Fishlips closed it's doors last year - NOW, we're back at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace!
The first party in 2006 was such a crazy hit that it’s back! Be there! Hey ladies! How many beads will you collect at Buck's place on 2/12?! MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!
Fat Tuesday 2013
-Tuesday, February 12, 2012
-Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, 2800 Buck Owens Blvd.
-LIVE MUSIC w/ Mento Buru, and DJ Mikey!
-7 p.m. / FREE / ALL AGES!
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