This year’s Krewe of Bacchus parade was another fun-fest, led this time by Will Ferrell. To read more of the traditions and history of the Krewe and it’s founding family, the Brennens, read last year’s post. The theme was the Louisiana Bicentennial and featured a near-non-stop procession of amazing marching bands including those from St. Augustine, McDonogh #35, O. Perry Walker, G.W Carver, Warren Easton, McMann, St. Paul’s, L.B. Landry, Sarah T. Reed, Walter L. Cohen, East Jefferson, Sophie B. Wright, L.W. Higgins, N.O. College Prep, James M. Singleton, Helen Cox, Wossman, Alice M. Harte, William J. Fischer and Crossland as well as Southern University, Xavier and The Roots of Music (yes, got to wave to founder and Rebirth snare drummer, Derrick Tabb again).
The night parade also marches with a lot of the traditional flambeau but my favorite parader might have been the elderly woman on a walker who received a round of applause as she scooted past at a fairly swift clip.
Float favorites include the Bacchagator and King Kong’s family, all of whom we throw beads at. Bacchasaurus, Bacchawhoppa, the Baccha-Amore, and the 120-foot Bacchatality. To find out why this is one of the city’s most popular parades, watch the video and enjoy the photos.