So I'm thinking about heading down to Nawlins next year, anyone ever been to the big party?? Where are some good cheap places to stay, and what days should I go down for (it's not during my spring break and I can't afford to miss more than about 2 days of class other than weekends)? I'm thinking about heading down Friday night or Saturday morning and flying back up to Boston the morning after Fat Tuesday (that's the biggest party night, right?). I'd probably be flying Air Tran or Spirit Air or somebody like that (Southwest would be ideal but they don't fly to Boston and I know I'm not going to feel like taking the bus back up from Providence then an hour subway ride on Wednesday morning), altho I have a $200 voucher for American so they're a possibility too. How much should I expect to spend on the whole thing (airfare, hotel, food, drinks, more drinks, beads, yet more drinks, condoms, beverages)??