Krewe du Vieux (pronounced crew da voo) rolls tonite. Here's the parade map. It's a marching parade in New Orleans and it is hilariously satirical. Last year, in Katrina's wake, there was plenty of fodder for this parade. You can watch some highlights of that parated at this link From their website, here's a rundown of this year's theme. Given that the whole damn city is foaming at the mouth mad … given that the inmates are obviously running the asylum (and the mayor obviously is not) … given that we gotta get our kicks before the whole nuthouse goes up in flames or sinks forever into the swamps … the only possible theme for the 2007 Krewe du Vieux parade is “Habitat for Insanity”. This year's king and chief warden is TP columnist Chris Rose.
Krewe du Vieux is composed of sub-krewes, each of which takes the main theme and develops its own spinoff. These subkrewes and there their themes are:
*CRUDE (Council to Revive Urban Decadent Entertainment) – CRUDE Flew into the Cuckoo’s Nest
*SEEDS – Follow the Yellow Brick Road Home
*CRAPS – HOME, HOME AND DERANGED
*PAN (Perpetuating Adolescent Naughtiness) – Edwards, Now More than Ever
*SPERMES – SPERMES Gets Its Head Examined
*INANE – Mystic INANE Asylum
*COMATOSE – Habitat for Hispanics
*MONDU – Chockfull of Nuts
*LEWD (Lewd Ensemble of Weird Degenerates) – Post Traumatic Sex Disorder
*MISHIGAS – Rebuilds the Tower of Babel
*KSAL (Krewe of Space Age Love) – Load to Recovery – A Cuming Event
*DRIPS – D & D Gets Hammered and Nailed
*UNDERWEAR - Alice in Underland
*TOKIN ((Totally Orgasmic Krewe of Intergalactic Ne'er-do-wells)
) - High Anxiety
*MAMA ROUX – The Beauticians’ Village
BOURBON – Always Time for Levee-Tea
* Here's the Krewe's website, with details of the parade.
More on the parade at Ashley's website (with pictures of the Krewe party)
So if you're in the mood to forget all the post Katrina bullshit in the Gulf Coast for a little while, go see Krewe du Vieux.