Tomorrow is the Mardi Gras Weekend in the whole of Louisiana. Spanish Town Parade will hopefully roll tomorrow around 4 PM after an official delay of four hours. If it is unable to roll due to weather, there is no other time for it to go. So that will be it for the year.
Talk about some upset people! They spend months and months putting together their floats and their throws and costumes. Big deal here in town! THis year their theme is It's CON-ival Time! spoofing the King Governor Edwin Edwards. He just got out of federal prison for racketeering. And is a well known crook.
Last year' theme was BP Blows and Wiki Leaks.
People form their own groups known as Krewes. And come up with an excuse to party and drink beer and boil crawfish during the year planning their float for the parade. Then there are a lot of things going on during the year that raise money for various charitable organizations. So it does have a purpose, sort of.
These were the winners last year:
|Best Float||-||Krewe of La Moula|
|Worst Float||-||Krewe of Bierbog|
|Best Bribe||-||Krewe of Cookie|
|Best Newcomers||-||Krewe of Krime|
|Thought That Counts||-||Krewe of Snafu|
|Heart Breakers Award||-||Italian American Marchers|
|Viagra Award||-||Krewe of Boyd|
(you know, the old guys)
|Cougar Award||-||I-Da-Ho Potato Queens|
|Best Jello Shots||-||Krewe of Bassackwards|
|Darin' Erin Award||-||Krewe of Damnifineaux|
|Sucking Up Award||-||Krewe of Demolition|
So we shall see what happens and if the Gods of Mardi Gras smile upon us here!
glen: Throw Me Somethin' Mista!