The first one was the Krewe of Proteus, which I'm renaming the "Bootie Parade!" There were more bands than floats and each band had a drill team or dance team or flags or baton twirlers or all of them, and they all wore some pretty short costumes. By the end of the parade we had 2 strings of beads and I was beginning to wonder why there's so much hype about Mardi Gras.
That parade ended and we started back to the hotel. We'd gone a block when Marc suggested that we go back and wait for the Krewe of Orpheus who was coming on the same route. Even though the weather has changed from 70 degrees and breezy to 50 and rain, it was so worth it! It was too dark for many pictures, but I managed to get one of the train. It must've had 8 cars! And they were much more generous with the beads. I probably have enough to open my own store.
Another thing I liked about this parade was the theme for each of the floats--"The Magic of an Ordinary Day," "Music, the Language of Angels," "The Splendod of a Sunrise," to name just a few.
|Every parade began with the American Flag|
|In this parade everyone on each float looked the same--same mask, same hat, same hair, same costume. They could use a little variety!|
|I don't even know the name of this float but thought this guy was kind of cute.|
|When we returned to see the Orpheus Krewe this was one of the first "floats." I was really a great display of lights and very generous with the beads.|