Krewes of Proteus & Orpheus Parades 2019

Lundi Gras is all about the floats. Krewe of Proteus, the oldest night parade, was established in 1882 and the last I heard, the majestic floats still sit atop the original wooden chassis. The Krewe of Orpheus floats include lighted favorites like the dragon whose head moves and blows smoke, the super-long locomotive Smokey Mary and the Trojan Horse carrying a live band. But the real showstoppers are the floats covered in vibrant and plentiful flowers flecked with gold.

Orpheus celebrates musicians and performers. This year’s star-studded royalty offered Mario Lopez and Trace Adkins. Krewe co-founder Harry Connick Jr. rode as king along with his wife, Jill Goodacre, in the same float we got to ride in with Quentin Tarantino in 2014. We  love any excuse to remember that experience. Kicker Thomas Morstead joined the couple in the float and Saints players sitings included  Steve Gleason!

Enjoy the photos and next up are the amazing costumes of Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter.

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Filed under Carnival, Culture, decorations and costumes, free events and lagniappe, history, Mardi Gras 2019, parade, the Saints

2 responses to “Krewes of Proteus & Orpheus Parades 2019

  1. Ed Blazek

    Best blog ever. This post was exceptionally fun to read and look at the photos.

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