Krewe du Vieux photos
If you don't understand what you're about to see, Krewe du Vieux is a one-of-a-kind parade organization. This, the first parade of the Mardi Gras season, is an irreverent, bawdy, sometimes lewd statement on life in New Orleans -- using humor and a citizen's perspective to roast politicians and challenge convention. Nothing and nobody is safe from being cast in the most negative light. Everything is fair game.
I stood on Frenchman street for the parade.
The long-awaited first float of the 2006 Carnival season turns the corner!
Long a friend of America's Wetland, Mr. Bill leads the parade (more about Mr. Bill here).
Confounded flash doesn't recharge fast enough, and he was moving too fast, but Professor Fuck-You-Fucking-Fucks was the mime in the booth.
One of many out-of-the-ordinary throws.
I think the theme was "Naginicity."
Lewders gone wild.
Gimme that mold-time religion.
Accurate right down to the grimy flood stain above the window sill.
Mark from the wet bank guide was in the Seeds of Decline Krewe with the theme "Fighting the Futilities."
Complete with a rotating hurricane vortex.
I'm hoping to get a copy of the Nagin centerfold sent to me. If you have a throw that didn't appear here and want me to post it, I'd love if you sent it (schroeder915 at yahoo dot com).
The Carnival parade schedule, parade route maps, and more about Mardi Gras can be found at NOLA.com.
2/13/06 update: The Washington Post has this story on KDV.