The first big weekend of Mardi Gras is officially underway! I’m super hyped about it this year because,
I ride in 4 days!!
I’ve been really busy finalizing a lot of things for my inaugural ride. I do have my float position though!
Float 16, sidewalk side (that’s passenger side for non NOLA folks),bottom level, 5th person.
Make sure you get my attention so I can hook you up . My blog peeps are my most favorite folks, so I have something special for you all in addition to getting one of our beautifully hand decorated purses. It’s gonna be one awesome night. The ladies in the krewe are all excited about riding and plan to throw like crazy!
I’ll put a post up about my inaugural ride on Thursday (hopefully) with pictures. That way you all will have an idea of what goes on inside of carnival krewes and what it’s like being on a float. I may even do a 60 sec video and post it. On Tuesday, I will post photos of all the decorated purse that I plan to throw and the ones that I made to go to some friends.
Hopefully, they’ll receive them before I post…lol
Now, on to other Mardi Gras info,
The first big weekend has already begun with the Krewes Oshun and Cleopatra rolling along the uptown route. I wasn’t able to attend. In fact, I’m going to miss being out there for all the parades this weekend. I plan to catch them on various webcams.
The link for NOLA.com parade cam is here. This webcam is located at St. Charles Ave. and Napoleon. This is near the beginning of the route and a good one if you are catching the parades near their scheduled time to roll.
If you go into the link now, you should see whatever is happening at the intersection of St. Charles and Napoleon.
*The Krewe of Nyx will be streamed on all webcams. NOLA.com’s webcam is on the sidewalk side so, if you want to try to catch a view of ole’ Bayou Creole on the float, this is the webcam to watch. If I don’t get too caught up in the moment, I’m going to wave at the camera!
WWLTV will also stream live. Their camera is located at Gallier Hall. You can find the link here. It will take a while for the parade to get to Gallier Hall. I think Gallier Hall is a little more than half of the parade route.
Here’s the 2014 Mardi Gras Schedule,
February 22 2014
- February 23 2014
- February 26 2014
- February 27 2014
- February 28 2014
- March 1 2014
- March 2 2014
- March 3 2014
- March 4 2014
For all of my Purple Knights, St. Aug will be marching in the following parades,
Pontchartrain,Alla,NYX,Muses,Hermes,Endymion,Mid City,Bacchus,Orpheus and Zulu.
*They were also in Cleopatra but that parade has already rolled.
Here’s a clip of Aug in Cleopatra under the bridge.
I’m on a bandhead forum with all the band directors and they have their bands ready to bring the heat this year!
It’s gonna be an amazing season. We just need the weather to coöperate. I said that it wouldn’t rain the year I got to ride with Nyx and none is expected so far.
I just hope it stays that way.
That’s all I have for now. I’ll be posting video clips of parades as I go to them. I won’t be going out on Mardi Gras day though. We’ve decided to stay home this year. If the weather’s really nice, I’ll go out and see the Indians, but I plan to catch everything on the television and hibernate on the couch this year.
Let the good times roll!
I’m ready to get it in!
Have a great weekend y’all!