Photos: Partiers pre-game Mardi Gras with a Saturday celebration

If you can't let loose at a Mardi Gras party, when can you? Although Kevin Larson's nightlife group technically held its recent celebration on a samedi (Saturday, for you non-French speakers), the pre-game party at the Hilton Doubletree DTC suffered from no lack of joy, abandon or face paint. Continue reading for some of the party's highlights -- and visit our full slide show for more photos.

See also: - Slide show: Denver Mardi Gras party 2013 - Scenes from the 2012 Haunted Hotel Party - The End of the World Party at McNichols

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