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Day 1262: The Best Krewe du Vieux Parade Yet!

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We always love running into Loki & Lex on the route!

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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.

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Thanks to everyone who came out and cheered on the 23rd annual Krewe du Vieux Carre parade!  In case you didn’t see us or have trouble understanding our costumes, D and I were sharks in Krewe de C.R.A.P.S.’s Feeding Frenzy On The Bankrupt-Sea.  D was Gladiator (say “he was gladiator” 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.  PAN rolled right in front of us, which made it convenient to heckle Adrastos if I wanted to.  Blogger buddies Ray, LisaPal, Hana, Liprap, Bec, Folse, Alli, Sophmom, Kim, Steve Picou and jerrygarciuh looked wonderful.  It turns out that Jack Ware, former head wrangler of New Orleans Metroblogs, was one of our float pullers.  The question is: where were Karen, Hammhawk and Homan? 

We are SO SORE from the parade, working the ball, pulling the C.R.A.P.S. and Mama Roux floats back to the den and cleaning up at the ball location yesterday.  If you want to know what Bourbon St. smells like and why, come help us mop up after the parade and ball next year.  I’m seriously thinking about instating a rule that  every sub-krewe sends a couple of its members to help schlep and tidy up at the ball aftermath.

As always, it was a great run!  I’ll have pictures up soon, but please visit Flickr and look up “krewe du vieux”-tagged galleries for your viewing pleasure.  See y’all again next year!

4 comments… add one
  • alli February 9, 2009, 12:49 PM

    Karen was sick and sophmom took her place. It happened really quick.

    Thanks for all your hard work. It was a fabulous parade!

  • liprap February 9, 2009, 1:05 PM

    Homan was in Seeds O’ Decline with moi, as well as the lovely, bigassed, Major Assets (aka, Therese).

    I had SUCH a blast, even though I was sick with something. Looking forward to next year!!!!

  • blathering February 9, 2009, 5:47 PM

    I didn’t know you were the flowery shark. My Mom remarked at how pretty your costume was. Way to stand out!

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