There are a lot of cool things about being poor (like paying less taxes), but constantly worrying about breaking your camera is not one of them. I hate bringing my photo gear out to places where: a.) I know there will be a lot of drunk people; and, b.) I will probably be one of them. That’s why during Mardi Gras, I usually leave the camera at home. But last year, I finally risked it, and got some cool shots as a result. This is one of them.