NEW! The Wit and Wisdom of the ORIGINAL MASKED OBSERVER
He may have retired from writing the column that he built from the ground up, but that doesn't mean the OMO has stopped thinking about Mardi Gras.
During the Carnival season, he has been sending daily thoughts, missives, musings to Mobile Mask via carrier pigeon from his quarters on Goat Island.
After all, if you can have two popes in Rome, why can't you have a former and current MO on one marshy island in Mobile Bay?
Anyway, Mobile Mask has been posting these daily thoughts on its Facebook page. But if you've missed some of them or are just now getting in on it, this website has a compendium page - kind of like watching a whole season of "Game of Thrones" on Netflix.
Just click on the OMO logo up there on the right. Or click here, if you prefer. He's tan, he's rested, and he ain't leaving his leather easy chair, but we benefit from his 20 years of Mardi Gras experience.
•••••The 2014 Guide is NOW ON SALE!•••••
Finally, it's Carnival season again!
You've got to get yourself a king cake and a copy of Mobile Mask magazine. You just can't do Carnival right without The Reveler's Guide to Mardi Gras.
This year, the magazine is a big 80 pages. It's got parade info for Mobile and Baldwin counties and need-to-know stories and schedules to help you have the best season possible.
Plus, it's PACKED with feature stories about the people and organizations that make Mardi Gras happen in south Alabama. That makes it a true keepsake, a souvenir of your Mardi Gras.
For example, how about a Q&A with the man who was the Masked Observer for the first 20 years of that storied column's life? Yep, Mobile Mask has the exclusive, and for the first time ever, you'll learn his name, you'll see his face, and you'll read from him what it was like to write about all of those Mardi Gras balls.
All of that and more for two lousy bucks!
How can you get yours? Two ways: The Mask is on sale at a
number of area stores. For a list of them, click here.
Or you can purchase a copy through this web site and have it shipped to you. Click here to do that.
Let us know what you think, and be sure to send us your Mardi Gras photos this year - we'll post them on this web site.
Oh yeah, and HAPPY MARDI GRAS, Y'ALL!!!
The Mardi Gras News page on this web site, as well as the Mask's Facebook and Twitter accounts (see the bottom of this page), are great ways to stay on top of Mardi Gras developments all year long, because the Mask knows no "off-season."
APP! APP! APP!
The Mobile Mask app, the first and only app dedicated solely to Mardi Gras in south Alabama, is now available through the Google Play store and iTunes. It works on tabs and phones.
Oh, yeah, and it's FREE! Install that puppy NOW!
When it comes to Mardi Gras in Mobile,
the Mask has everything you need!
For more than 100 years now, Mobile, Alabama, has been known as the Mother of Mystics.
Say what you will about who started Mardi Gras - Mobile or New Orleans - it's a fact that Mobilians started the first mystic society. Without those societies, there would be no Mardi Gras as we know it today.
This web site is for all Mobile-area revelers, experienced and novice, native and visitor. The site is a companion to the annual Mobile Mask magazine. Mobile Mask is an independent media outlet, solely owned by Thrown Ventures LLC, and is not affiliated with any particular parading group or other organization.
Through the Mask, you'll find schedules, route information, coverage of the most recent parades, and news items all year long, so come back often. Now, go ahead, click a button and take a look around.
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and a partner with the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
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