We always love running into Loki & Lex 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! 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!