You are so uncool. The event was the true carnival torchbearer, much more so than the dowdy official season-opening parties. A party girl woman flashes her breasts in return for beads. Three important areas of her body were spangled nicely in minute silver stars. At 11pm, only an hour into the party, there were already more naked, though amusingly decorated, people walking around than I had seen on the entire last Mardi Gras Day.