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,

http://www.nola.com/paradecam/

You can also view it at Lee Circle here,

http://www.wdsu.com/weather/cams/lee-circle

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

Monday, Feb. 11 5:15 p.m. – Proteus 6 p.m. – Orpheus

Mardi Gras Day Fat Tuesday, 8:00-Zulu 10:00 a.m.-Rex and Truck Parade

Grandstand Parade tickets can be found here,

http://www.mardigrasparadetickets.com/?gclid=CIewmPqIh7UCFZGPPAodhkYAxQ

And last but not least, for all of my Purple Knights and their fans,

The Purple Knights, St. Augustine Marching 100 schedule is,

Date

Performance

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!!!!!!!
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10 thoughts on “Mardi Gras 2013

  1. That end of season schedule for Aug is BRUTAL! Especially that Endymion, Mid-City, Bacchus stretch. Those dudes earn every accolade they get.

    • D,they really do. Those kids do more than just march in Mardi Gras parades, they have to attend all sorts of functions…they’re beyond awesome!

  2. I so need to get to NOLA! I had the chance to go while I was in college and backed out at the last minute; sure wish I hadn’t, but I guess it wasn’t my time yet. 🙂

    • Blu, NOLA will be here whenever you get decide to come down! We aren’t going anywhere…they already tried to get rid of us and we came back…like roaches…lol. Mardi Gras or early festival season is the best time to come. The weather is great that time of year.

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