Mardi Gras in New Orleans 06: Krewe York
"Three Big Chiefs they're dead and gone,
so three Big Chiefs gotta carry on.."
- Wild Magnolias, "Brother John Is Gone"
As discussed earlier in the Beams to New Orleans topic, we are moving
forward with plans for KREWE YORK, a gathering of New York's Nightworld at this year's all-important Mardi Gras in New Orleans. As nightclub, spectacle and costume devotees, we'll be participating in the 150th edition of a cultural event that has inspired us in countless different ways.
Krewe York will march as a contingent in the February 28 (Fat Tuesday) second-line (walking) parade of artists and bohemians staged each year by the secret Society of St. Anne. We ask each parading member to customize a black parasol or umbrella with the words KREWE YORK, and to participate in our Skull and Bones group motif.
So far we have interest from about a dozen of the extended Motherboards family, from longtime New Yorkers to expats living as far away as London and Toronto. They include myself, Johnny, seven, Ulysses wept, ms. Gramps (in exile, Austin) and andrea bouze-wah. I am hoping that this post will inspire more of you to attend, and make our support visible in this beloved and beleaguered city. Feel free to contact me with any questions or just post here.
I will be posting more details closer in when this year's parade route for St. Anne is firmed up , and also with ideas for a less formal meetup when we are all in town. I do urge you to make airline and especially hotel reservations soon if you are planning on attending, as many of the reasonably priced rooms are already gone, with the rest going soon.
Read more about the Society here:
Laissez le bon temps roulet!