Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”) were co-grand marshals in the 2014 Mardi Gras Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans on Saturday, March 1. Photos from the event show it to be a great time. Both actors rode on floats, tossing out beads and occasionally even signing autographs.

Reedus, for example, signed a shoe.

mardi gras norman reedus shoe gi Ian Somerhalder and Norman Reedus lead a Mardi Gras parade in New OrleansSomerhalder found time during the festivities to pause and take a selfie.

mardi gras ian somerhalder selfie gi Ian Somerhalder and Norman Reedus lead a Mardi Gras parade in New OrleansThere was, of course, much dancing during the parade.

mardi gras norman reedus dancing gi Ian Somerhalder and Norman Reedus lead a Mardi Gras parade in New OrleansDid girls have to flash Somerhalder for those beads? If so, they probably did.

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