Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Mardi Gras Day 2008

So what’s the best way to catch a lot of loot at Mardi Gras? Just show your enthusiasm and the riders will reward you. Among the trophies caught by this group: a whip and a Peewee Herman doll. They partied next to my group on Mardi Gras Day.

In Metairie, Mardi Gras Day starts a bit later in the day. I can sleep later and not have to be at the parade route until close to noon. To see the parades in New Orleans, on Mardi Gras, I’d have to be parked by 6 a.m. I’d rather sleep and then have a relaxing afternoon.

This year the parades ran a little late in Metairie. The sun played hide-and-seek as you will notice in the pictures I post. Yes I was sunburned before the parades finished. The forecast was for rain, but we lucked out.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Krewe of Bacchus on St. Charles Avenue

On Sunday, February 3, 2008, the super krewe Bacchus rolled through Uptown New Orleans. The theme celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the organization. Beginning with the sixties the, the floats include characters, fashion and music from the different decades on and up to the present. Hulk Hogan reigned as King of Bacchus. The beginning of the parade included police on horseback and a float, with alligator, honoring the former Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Harry Lee. He died last October.

Bacchus King Hulk Hogan

LSU Champs, Title Float . . .

LSU spotlights

LSU Champs

New Orleans Food, Planet of the Apes, Bewitched, Austin Powers . . .

Baccha-Moré, Star Wars, Bacchawhoppa

Bacchawhoppa, Grease, Fat Albert, the 70s . . .