We always love running intoÂ Loki &Â LexÂ on the route!
The back of my costume and D, as captured by NOLA-Dishu
You can catch me in action at 1:21 of the nola.com parade video.
Thanks to everyone who came out and cheered on the 23rd annual Krewe du Vieux Carre parade!Â In case you didn’t see us or haveÂ trouble understanding our costumes, D and I were sharks in Krewe de C.R.A.P.S.’s Feeding Frenzy On The Bankrupt-Sea.Â Â D was Gladiator (sayÂ “he was gladiator”Â really slow a few times and wait for it to hit), while I was a nurse shark with little, golden babies clinging to me.
This year we threw cups, stickers, shark beads, second line hankies (pictured above) and real American money (one penny) stuffed in an envelope.Â PAN rolled right in front of us, which made it convenient to heckle Adrastos if I wanted to.Â Blogger buddies Ray, LisaPal, Hana, Liprap, Bec, Folse, Alli, Sophmom, Kim, Steve PicouÂ and jerrygarciuhÂ looked wonderful.Â It turns out that Jack Ware, former head wrangler of New Orleans Metroblogs, was one of our float pullers.Â Â The question is: whereÂ were Karen, HammhawkÂ and Homan?Â
We are SO SORE from the parade, working the ball, pulling the C.R.A.P.S. and Mama RouxÂ floats back to the denÂ and cleaning up at the ball location yesterday.Â If you want to know what Bourbon St. smells like and why, come help usÂ mop up after the parade and ball next year.Â I’m seriously thinking about instating a rule thatÂ every sub-krewe sends a couple of its members toÂ help schlep and tidy up at the ball aftermath.
As always, it was a great run!Â I’ll have pictures up soon, but please visit Flickr and lookÂ up “krewe du vieux”-tagged galleries for your viewing pleasure.Â See y’all again next year!