Krewes of Iris and Tucks (and Endymion on TV)

It was another perfect day for parades, warm and sunny with a cool breeze. We arrived in time to see the end of the Krewe of Iris’ pretty parade and caught bands and dancers from Harney, Super Star Steppers, Mary D. Coghill, Xavier and McDonogh City Park Academy. Krewe of Tucks is a parade named for a bar that doesn’t exist anymore that features a giant toilet float and throws rolls of toilet paper. But, it’s great fun with stunning visuals like the neon foam monsters, the beaded corsets of Dames du Perlage, Kolossos (and their dancing sharks), the Star Wars-themed 501st Legion and dance troupes Disco Amigos, Muff-A-Lottas and Organ Grinders.

There were horses in the Urban Cowboys Riding Club, as well as the Ducks of Dixieland and a walking Krewe of chickens. Bands included New Breed Brass Band and Panorama Brass Band – who suddenly have dancers! and school bands from Miller McCoy, Helen Cox High School and Plaquemine High School among others. But, I’m a sucker for the Laissez Boys, men in smoking jackets sipping cocktails while riding motorized lounge chairs – this time to That’s Amoré.

Then we watched the 3,100 riders of Endymion unload 3 million pounds of loot on the TV. You can watch the parades live HERE at Fox8Live.

Sorry no time for history, labels and links. Too busy living to properly write about life.


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