Krewe of Tucks has 1,300 riders, both male and female, and centers around toilets and bathroom humor. Prize throws are hand-decorated toilet scrub brushes and plungers. The weather was perfect and the throws were plenty. Though I enjoyed watching a woman hanging upside down and retrieving giant beads from the mouth of a shark coming out of a toilet (PHOTO below), my favorite float was easily Grand Marshal Frenchy’s. Not only had he hand-painted the float himself with the portraits of local icons, he was actually creating a painting while he rolled down the route. On a more misty note, – the Captain’s float was left empty for the recently departed Bobby Reichert.
I’m dancing in Krewe of Thoth Sunday morning so I can’t elaborate but I enjoyed Ducks of Dixieland’s Star Wars theme followed by the 501st Legion, the animal-bikes of Kolossos, the beaded corsets of Dames de Perlage and the Laissez Boys reclining in their motorized loungers, cocktails in hand. Dance groups included Dance Connection, Organ Grinders, Disco Amigos and Muff-A-Lottas. Schools were Belaire, Fontainebleau, Lake Are New Tech ECHS, Kipp Renaissance, Pine Bluff High and McKinley Senior High School.