Mardi Gras 2013
I can’t believe I’m posting on a Saturday. Since its carnival season, I had to put an extra post out.
Mardi Gras is now in full effect. Parades started yesterday with the Krewe of Oshun and the Krewe of Cleopatra. I hadn’t gone out to see Oshun in a while and judging from what I saw last night…I haven’t missed much.
Oshun was sad….terribly sad. They seemed to rush through the parade and they barely threw anything at all. Kinda sad because the crowd was pretty decent…more folks than I expected to see out there.
The Krewe of Cleopatra no longer parades on the westbank. Now that they’re on the uptown route, I was finally able to see them. I’m beginning to wonder what’s going on with the krewes. I know they all like to save their throws for Canal Street but, you have to throw something to the rest of the route.
If you know you’re gonna ride, save your money (or better yet, recycle beads) so you can purchase ample enough throws for the entire route.
It’s getting to be kinda pathetic watching a float come down the street and you see two or three generic beads fly off of it. I don’t know if it’s because of the economy or what,but if you want folks to come and see your parade…you have to throw.
We need the days when floats riders would throw so much that you couldn’t WAIT for them to pass you because they were unloading like crazy!
And there are some krewes that do that, like Thoth,Iris,etc. and they aren’t super krewes.
Some of the others need to catch up and throw til it hurts!
I’m really behind on my information so, let me get right to it.
The parade cam is up and running for anyone who wants to watch the parades. It’s located at St. Charles Ave and Napoleon which is a great spot.
You can view the parade cam here,
You can also view it at Lee Circle here,
Parade Schedule is,
Saturday, Jan. 26 1 p.m. – Pontchartrain 2 p.m. – Choctaw 6 p.m. – Sparta 6:45 p.m. – Pygmalion
Sunday, Jan. 27 Noon – Carollton 1:15 p.m. – King Arthur
Wednesday, Feb. 6 6:30 p.m. – Druids 7 p.m. – Nyx
Thursday, Feb. 7 5:45 p.m. – Babylon 6:30 p.m. – Chaos 6:30 p.m. – Muses
Friday, Feb. 8 6 p.m. – Hermes 6:30 p.m. – d’Etat 7 p.m. – Morpheus
Saturday, Feb. 9 11 a.m. – Iris Noon – Tucks
Sunday, Feb. 10 11 a.m. – Okeanos 11:45 a.m. – Mid-City Noon – Thoth 5:15 – Bacchus
Mardi Gras Day Fat Tuesday, 8:00-Zulu 10:00 a.m.-Rex and Truck Parade
Grandstand Parade tickets can be found here,
And last but not least, for all of my Purple Knights and their fans,
The Purple Knights, St. Augustine Marching 100 schedule is,
|January 1, 2013||Sugar Bowl Parade|
|January 12, 2013||Endymion Coronation Ball|
|January 25, 2013||Cleopatra Parade|
|January 26, 2013||Endymion Float Showing|
|January 26, 2013||Pygmalion Parade|
|January 28, 2013||RTA Street Car Dedication|
|January 30, 2013||NFL Experience (Convention Center)|
|February 2, 2013||Alla Parade|
|February 3, 2013||ESPN (Super Bowl Parade)|
|February 6, 2013||Nyx Parade|
|February 7, 2013||Muses Parade|
|February 8, 2013||Hermes Parade|
|February 9, 2013||Endymion Parade|
|February 10, 2013||Mid-City Parade|
|February 10, 2013||Bacchus Parade|
|February 11, 2013||Orpheus Parade|
|February 12, 2013||Zulu Parade HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!!!!!|