Well, I do like Abita as well as a ton of other beers, it's just that the ones I listed have sorta taken the front for now. I guess there's still novelty to them. I have drank many Abita Ambers, Heinekens, Becks, Hoegaardens, Modelos, Red Stripes, etc, but fairly recently got a taste for dark, rich beers. I blame that on the Beer thread that was started on this site.
Certainly, however, it's not the locals that you see getting really crazy on tv and such. We go, do our thing, and know not to mess with NOPD. During Mardi Gras, they are unforgiving and don't take any shit from anyone. However, since it is always crazy crowded, I haven't been to NO for Mardi Gras in a few years. Parking is nonexistent, too many people are very drunk and clogging the streets, and like the song says, there really is no place to pee on Mardi Gras day.