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Mardi Gras 2016

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Events' started by DisneyFanKevin, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. DisneyFanKevin

    DisneyFanKevin Veteran Member

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    We got 2 months until Mardi Gras usually starts, and not a peep has been announced yet about dates/lineup. Anyone have artists that they would like to see appear/return?

    I would love to see:
    Wynonna
    Cyndi Lauper
    Heart
    Collective Soul
    Matchbox 20
    Charlie Puth
    Meghan Trainor
     
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    Nick Staff Member Moderator

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    I think out of all those you listed, Charlie Puth is most likely. And I'd have to say a Pitbull appearance is fairly likely given his working relationship with Uni.
     
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    They could easily get Cyndi back.
     
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    Saturday, Feb 6: Hunter Hayes
    Saturday, Feb 13: Diana Ross
    Sunday, Feb 14: Barenaked Ladies
    Saturday, Feb 20: Nate Russ
    Saturday, Feb 27: Fall Out Boy
    Saturday, Mar 5: Kool & The Gang
    Friday, Mar 12: The Fray
    Saturday, Mar 13: Adam Lambert
    Saturday, Mar 19: Shawn Mendes
    Sunday, Mar 20: 3 Doors Down
    Saturday, Mar 26: REO Speedwagon
    Saturday, Apr 2: T-Pain
    Saturday, Apr 9: Jessie J
    Saturday, Apr 16: Yandel
     
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    I am liking this line up quite a bit even though its a lot of acts I've seen before.
    Will be going to see Fall Out Boy and 3 Doors Down.
    Hopefully will get to see Barenaked Ladies, Fray, and T-Pain.
    Possibly will go see Diana Ross, but I'm a little worried since Olivia Newton John was less than stellar and even managed to make the poor Restroom Sign Holder fall asleep.
     
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    Fantastic lineup compared to years past! Im definitely going to see Fallout Boy, The Fray, Adam Lambert, and 3 doors down. Good job universal!
     
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    Interesting... new floats for Mardi Gras. I didn't know about those previously.
     
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    You mean like new float chassis and such? Because every year they redo the floats for a new theme, but keep the same body's and such if the floats.
     
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    The jester and alligator and skull are year after year... not sure what you mean by "redo"?
     
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    The same floats are used, they just strip them down and re-theme them. Do you know if they'll be 100% replacing the floats instead of just stripping and reforming? I wonder how long the lifespan is.
     
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    No, I know nothing about Mardi Gras. In what way do they retheme the alligator float? Can you name the theme changes from year to year?
     
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    Alligator, along with the river boat is one of their signature floats, stays the same every year
     
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    They generally re-theme four (or five) floats, leaving the alligator, riverboat, King & Queen, and music floats more or less the same each year*. Except some years--last year comes to mind, also year Hogsmeade opened--they just reuse previous floats.

    Past themes have included modes of transportation (steampunky boat, plane and train floats), the four seasons, four different countries (India, Mexico, China .. and I blank on the last), animals (a polar bear/arctic environment, a shark/ocean, some kind of jungle) ... there are usually a lot of creative touches, make the floats fun to study every year.

    * There consistently used to be a crawfish/New Orleans kitchen float as well but it's been missing a few years now. RIP stilt-walking cake girls.
     
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    The Year I saw Miss Ross, she was flawless (younger friends I was with were like "Wait, I know this song... and that one too... and that one...). It was a long show, and it covered just about every hit she had solo and with the Supremes. However, after 12 costumes changes (ok, I might be exaggerating... a little)... there was no feather boas left alive in Orlando...
     
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    New Floats this year: four floats that celebrate different cultures and festivals from around the world—Venetian Carnival, Oktoberfest, 4th of July and Rio de Janeiro Carnival.
     
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    The crowd for Fall Out Boy is gonna be HUGE.
     
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    Yeah, Fall Out Boy is a big get. I'd see them if I could but not sure what type of crowd they get nowadays. I used to be a bigger fan 10 years ago.
     
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    The funny thing is they went on a 5 year or so hiatus, came back and are almost bigger now than they were before then - Mostly because they sold out from being a Pop-Punk band to being simply a Pop act.
     
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    Exactly. They still have catchy stuff as they did then but yeah they're radio staples now. I'm happy for them.

    I just looked up a recent setlist of theirs and I recognize the majority of the songs so looks like they'd put on a really fun show.
     
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