Sunday, February 20, 2011

Krewe du Vieux 2011 [a letter from J]

Dear Mom & Dad, Family, & Friends,

Just got home from a wild night parading in Krewe du Vieux which, for those of you who don't know, is a smallish parade (900 or so people) that goes through the French Quarter and has a focus on sex and politics. It's really the kickoff parade for the whole Carnival season. My Krewe's float portrayed Sarah Palin as a racer in the "Idiot-a-rod" - she was whipping a sleigh dog with the face of Bobby Jindal with an American flag, and every so often he would lift his leg to pee on a figure of the state of Louisiana. Very subtle stuff. Anyway, some of the pics do capture the moment.

Newsweek declared earlier this week that New Orleans is America's #1 dying city whatever that means. But as I see it, the city has died at least a dozen times before and we're already deep into the afterlife. And what a great afterlife it is, at least on nights like tonight. If this is being dead, I say bring it on baby!! 
For those of you not in nola right now, the Mardi Gras season is now officially on. That's why everyone's screaming and in various levels of undress.

Happy Mardi Gras everybody!


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