The unofficial start of the Carnival parade season used to be a week from now with Krewe Du Vieux, but the festivities began earlier for the second year with the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus. Though it got rolling with a dancing army of Princess Leia’s, Chewbacchus has widened its focus from Star Wars to include subkrewes with themes like Wakanda, Pokémon and Sharknadeaux – with people wearing toy sharks emerging from lit cottony tornadoes. Unfortunately, it was too dark to photograph them from our spot on the new longer route.
My favorite sub krewe was inspired by Indiana Jones and featured an Ark of the Covenant and a giant rolling boulder. The King Cake babies, my favorites from last year, were back. I also enjoyed the acrobatic dancers and aerialists, and the contortionists posing on a float.
Chewbacchus believes in green parades and doesn’t use internal combustion engines to power their floats. Click here to learn more about Chewbacchus.