It's Carnival Time (And Everybody's Havin' Fun)
Now that Krewe Du Vieux has made its mark on the season, it's official. Mardi Gras is just 15 days away and the fun's started.
I can't remember the last time I've been out, much less twice in one weekend. Renard and I usually end up renting a movie and holing up at his place, which is fine with me, but this weekend was pleasantly busy.
On Friday night, Renard played at Tipitina's with Fred Wesley, former trombonist with James Brown, among other things, in a tribute to the Godfather of Soul. Saturday night was the Krewe Du Vieux parade and ball and Renard played for that, as well, this time as part of Zigaboo Modaliste's ( The Meters) band.
I was really looking forward to Saturday night, for many reasons. Aside from the music, KDV is my favorite parade and a bunch of my NOLA blogger friends were participating in this year. The first person I saw from their ranks was Humid Haney (Blake), who rubbed his massive breasts in my face on the parade route. I would be treated to this pleasure twice by the time the night ended, as would Ashley, who I saw next followed by Mighty Adrastos and the lovely Dr. A. Inside the State Palace Theater, (which Adrastos once properly referred to as the State Dump Theater), I encountered Mark, (Wet Bank Guide, Toulouse Street), and met Slate for the first time. I heard Loki and Alexis lurked about but never managed to find them. Dr. A. and I spent quite a long time looking for Dangerblond and Maitri, to no avail. There a lot of non-blogger friends around too. (Note to (Zatuni-David: I saw our former Zuzu Wagon drummer, Robinson Mills. Picture here, not that you'd recognize him from it.) Some of us had the pleasure of meeting Jason Berry as well.
There are lots of pictures popping up, including the "penisy" ones, as Adrastos would say. Don't miss this priceless shot of our mayor-in-effigy. He clearly isn't Master of His Domain.
Check out more here:
My KDV Photos
The Adrastos Photos
Karen's Photos (These are not part of a Flickr set, so after this date, you may have to dig a little.)