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Thread #75747   Message #1379000
Posted By: PoppaGator
14-Jan-05 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
Subject: RE: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
One week 'til parade date, Saturday night 1/22!

Preparations are rushed and last-minute, even moreso than usual what with Mardi Gras falling on such an early date this year (2/8). But it's all coming together: costumes, custom-made "throws" (trinkets of various kinds, in lieu of beads), and tomorrow we start to decorate the float. (Our costumes this year will feature "Cool Neon" illuminated headgear!)

The annual "newspaper," Le Monde du Merde, has finally been published on the Krewe du Vieux website. Check out my article about our group (Krewe of Mama Roux) at the bottom half of page 3, and definitely read page 2, about Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, overall King of KdV 2005, and his lifelong -- and recently victorious -- effort to earn royalties for his one great hit record:

Krewe du Vieux news: "Le Monde du Merde"

I expect to have a nice collection of digital photos of this monumental event, and would be more than happy to share, but I'm not sure how to do it. I don't have a website, and I don't think it would be appropriate to submit a stack of jpeg's to Pene Azul as a "Mudcat Event," since only one Mudcat member (me) will be involved. Anyone who'd like a looksee could just PM me with their email address, and I could respond with a bunch of attachments.