Revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Rain and ... more 
Revelers throw beads in the rain to crowds below from the balcony of the Royal Sonesta Hotel during Mardi Gras festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Rain and unusually cold temperatures kept much of the normally massive and festive crowds away. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gerald Herbert
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 7:09 PM EST