If you haven't spray-painted your name on the Orleans Avenue neutral ground to claim a vast swath of land for the Krewe of Endymion parade - you may be too late. The parade still is more than two weeks away, but space-savers have been out in droves ... the earliest since Gambit began documenting the phenomenon several years ago. And the NOPD barricades already are up.

RANDY already has his comfy chair already out there, just waiting to get wet in tomorrow's expected deluge. P-POP, CHRISTIAN, BOUDY, DONKEY and BIG GOOSE have been out, too.

Let's see whom we might meet on the Endymion route this year