Southern Decadence is a 5-day weekend of costumes, parties and parades celebrating the LGBT community that attracts over 200,000 people and creates a nearly $200 million economic impact. The Sunday parade had remarkably good weather, upper 80’s and sunny. Drag queens, dance troupes, pride groups and other revelers took to the streets in costumes accented with this year’s signature neon colors.
My Pussyfooter sisters looked fabulous. Though I wished I could be dancing through the French Quarter with them, the parade is one of my favorite events to photograph.
Dance and costuming troupes and bands included Krewe of the Rolling Elvi, Black Storyville Baby Dolls, Merry Antoinettes, Mystic Krewe of the Lords of Leather, Organ Grinders, AUX Colors in Motion, Big Easy Rollergirls, Pair-a-Dice Tumblers, Mermoux, Disco Amigos, El Lucha Krewe, Flaming Flagetts, Krewe of Goddesses, Mystic Krewe of P.U.E.W.C., Krewe of Spank and the Muff-A-Lottas as well as second line favorite DancingMan504 and members of the Dodwell House Community Center.