The smiles were just as easy to catch as the beads as the good times rolled down the streets of downtown Mobile Fat Tuesday.
“My favorite part of Mardi Gras? The beads. Colored, tied, whatever you can think of, I love the beads,” said Michael Jackhill.
“This is just what I love to do, bring the kids out, dress up and have a good time, just let the good times roll,” said Adam Nabb, the self-professed Mardi Gras King.
Nabb says for him, dressing up and going to see the parades roll on Fat Tuesday has become a family tradition.
Nabb says he has a closet full of Mardi Gras costumes that he has rotated out for the last 20 years.
This year, the cold didn’t stop him from hitting Bienville Square as the parades rolled.
“This year I wanted to dress warm, so I figured just put on the king outfit and go with that,” said Nabb.
Until he passes the crown down to his sons, the king says he'll forever be reveling in the revelry.
“Just to let your hair down, be able to do what you want to do, enjoy the day, enjoy the different people of all walks of life and just enjoy each other’s company,” said Nabb.