Saturday was beautiful. Finally. A great day for parades. They started early with the women’s Krewe of Iris (est. 1917) having fun with their “Iris Rocks” theme. The Krewe of Tucks (founded in 1969 by a group of Loyola students) continued their toilet humor with their “Tucks Lives the Sportin’ Life” theme and throws like hand-decorated toilet brushes. I’m not normally a fan of bathroom humor but Tucks gets bigger and better every year and is one of the most colorful parades in every way.
Regular readers of this blog know I’m very pressed for time so no loving descriptions with links and very few labels on the photos. The Iris photos include Queen Pamela Pickett and marching groups from McKinley, McDonogh, Rolling Elvi, Harriet Tubman, bagpipers (playing When the Saints Go Marching In), Sophie B. Wright, Joseph S. Clark, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medford Nelson.
Photos from Tucks include King Keith Grambling, Captain Lloyd Frischhertz, amazing foam creatures, Ducks of Dixieland, 501st Legion (Star Wars Krewe) (with a tribute to our recently fallen Saints Superfan, “Saint Fett”), Kolossos (animal bikes), George Washington Carver, Muff-A-Lottas, Smithfield, Laissez Boys (love these loungers), Boy Toys & Hip Hop, Disco Amigos, Miller McCoy, Dames de Perlage, King College Prep, MLK, Operation Dance and Big Easy Rollergirls.
Still to come – Endymion from the bleachers at Gallier Hall and marching with the Pussyfooters in Thoth.
8 responses to “Krewes of Iris and Tucks Parades”
Here’s some info about our group: https://www.facebook.com/DamesDePerlage, http://www.damesdeperlage.org. Thanks for the shout out. 🙂
Thanks. I love your group’s clever and beautiful costumes!
Thanks so much, Laura. I did not know the history of Tucks.
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 06:38:59 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve had no time to write this Carnival season, but here’s a lot more on the history of the Krewe of Tucks from my 2011 post.
Great photos! We missed these parades this year but got to see some of the others. 🙂
So glad you found the photos then. It’s impossible to see all the marvels of Mardi Gras. But, goodness knows I try!
We’ve friends who are Rolling Elvi (my fiancee is working on an indie documentary about them, too), and they posted your blog on the Facebook Fan page It was a nice find.
And yes, it’s quite impossible to see everything. In a way, I think that makes it even more fun. 🙂