Nation Feb 21

A member of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club parades down St. Charles Avenue during Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Mardi Gras celebrations spread both joy and worry over crime

The violence appeared to have little effect on Monday night crowds. St. Charles Avenue, including the area where gunfire broke out, was again lined with people dancing, drinking and eating in a football tailgate atmosphere as they awaited the evening's…