Mardi Gras NFT Tickets Grant Restroom Access & Other Perks

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Heading to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year? City-native Web3 studio NieuxCo is offering you a chance to experience the hustle and bustle of the iconic celebration with a few special privileges…

This week, the Nieux Society is set to launch a new Mardi Gras-inspired NFT collection that will provide IRL perks to parade-goers. The NFTs will serves as a digital passport, granting access to exclusive events, VIP parties, musical performances, food and drinks, and of course, a clean bathroom during the parade.

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of NieuxCo, Tim Williamson, said that Nieux Society is using its technology and NFTs to create a “collective vision for Mardi Gras.” The collection is limited to 5,000 digital NFTs created by artificial intelligence for the price of .1 ETH, or about $160 at time of writing.

Besides the perks at Mardi Gras 2023, Nieux said that owners of its New Orleans NFTs will be invited to conferences and get the chance to participate in future New Orleans-themed NFT collections. In addition, holders can access an AR game where they hunt for digital doubloons that grant them rewards.

This is the second NFT collection from the studio pronounced “new,” which focuses on food, art, and music. Its first collection was designed by local New Orleans’ artists and included a song by the musicians Big Freedia, Boyfriend, and Rob Mercurio of Galactic.

While this is some of the first Web3 news leaked from New Orleans, given the city’s reputation for creativity and innovation, we’re sure there’s more to come.

NFTs Tickets Are Becoming Popular

For the lucky folks going to Mardi Gras this year, the NFTs from Nieux could be something to consider. But while it’s a novel idea for the festival, it’s certainly not the first time we’ve seen NFTs used as tickets to grant access to special events.

Over the last year, we’ve written dozens of stories at Rarity Sniper about NFT ticketing. Here are some of the headlines:

As you can see, NFT ticketing is beginning to infiltrate a myriad of industries. One reason is because NFT technology provides proof-of-ownership, immutability, and you can securely trade your tickets as collectibles on the blockchain.

We’ll have to wait to see if the Mardi Gras NFTs from NieuxCo will be a hit with New Orleanians and festival goers. But if you find yourself on St. Charles Avenue in the middle of long parade itching for a bathroom and a hot meal, a Mardi Gras NFT could be the thing that saves the day.