After squealing on seeing friends and screaming WhoDat! to onlookers, my voice and I parted ways some time on Sunday morning and it shows no signs of returning home. Add airplane travel back to the North to that mix and you know how I feel today.
King Dr. John did not attend my subkrewe’s, the Krewe de C.R.A.P.S., pre-parade party as is custom, but that’s quite alright considering he’s a superstar and a close friend of his just passed away. I would love to have met Mother Miriam, though, and it appears she had a great time all dressed up and throwing cups and nickels during the parade! Was it just me or did the parade this year move by very quickly? Working within the Always Stay In Front Of Your Band rule I helped instate, I’d stop to talk to friends and find our security escorts tugging on my sleeve telling me it was time to go. Also, I had to push two folks out of the parade before security and the next subkrewe mowed them over. Anyway, of all the people I expected to see, I missed only five (including Yellow Pants and his lovely bride) and still have their throws for them. D and I wish we could have seen Krewe Delusion, the new walking parade that followed us this year. Gotta love Harry Shearer with the Noisicians!
The Krewe du Vieux 2010 photo gallery is up. Here are pictures of our costumes this year and links to parade coverage and more photos. Also, when the ol’ pre-frontal cortex fires up again, I will write something up for Humid City as promised. If you’re craving some humidity right now, read their latest on Charity Hospital. And, as things go in the tiny-assed, two-degrees town that is New Orleans, author Monkey Boy is a C.R.A.P.S. float puller.
* NOLA.com coverage
* Krewe du Vieux Kicks Off Carnival In New Orleans | WWLTV.com – Krewe de C.R.A.P.S. is featured quite a bit in the video
* M. Styborski’s gallery
* Derek B’s gallery
* The Adrastos gallery
* Lippy’s gallery
* boxchain’s gallery
* Michael Homan’s gallery
* Two Gs & A D’s gallery – great pictures from the den and pre-parade festivities
* MardiGrasParadeSchedule.com gallery