Out of sensitivity to the people of New Orleans.

It's going to be a great party. The float entries get better every year, the music will be very cool, and Fat Tuesday will be fun too.

That's something that we were talking about doing anyway. This will provide people with something extra to do on either end of the core area of the parade zone.

The only thing we can go by is sales and that increases 10 to 12 percent every year.

You want to have a great event, but not because of someone else's misfortune.

Year after year, we've had growth with our events, Katrina aside. But when you throw Katrina in the mix, we have the potential for an even greater number of people.

We started working very seriously with police and the city. We are spending more money on security and clean up.

Nothing like this has ever happened before. There's no model for it. We could have 10 more people or we could have 10,000 more.

This is a winter festival and, Katrina aside, Mother Nature has as much to say about turnout as New Orleans.