Then after our curling game on Saturday night (where we scored two points!), we completed the second part of our Something Saturday by attending Mardi Gras on George Street. For anyone who doesn't know, George Street is two blocks of bars/pubs in downtown St. John's, and apparently has the most bars/pubs per square foot of any street in North America. It's also pedestrian-only so a few times a year, Mardi Gras being one of them, they block off the street and people pay an entry fee to get on the street (instead of a fee to go into some of the bars). When the street is closed off, you can buy drinks from any bar and drink them wherever you want - meaning either in the bar, on the street, or even in another bar.
We went to Mardi Gras with Cam and Lauren (also the other half of our curling team), and the night started off with a Michael Jackson tribute on the outdoor stage, while people were qualifying for the costume competition. Then, once the finalists were determined, they took the stage.
All of the costumes in the Top 5 were homemade, and some took months to create. The gargoyles had moving wings, and the other people who made it to the Top 3 were all on stilts. The people dressed as Space Marines from Warhammer 40k ended up taking the Grand Prize, and their costumes looked pro.