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Krewe du Vieux

A report on the opening of the Mardi Gras parade season:  Krewe du Vieux’s bawdy theme: “Krewe du Vieux Comes early!” carnavalKrewe du VieuxMardi Grasnew orleans

Mardi Gras Indian Culture

Here’s an excellent article in The Economist by Jon Fasman. (H/T to Brett Martin for this). One can get a good sense of how just much work is involved in making these suits via the character played by Clarke Peters in Treme. Here he is talking about the role. Brett MartinClarke PetersDonald Harrisonjon fasmanMardi GrasMardi Gras Indiansnew orleansTreme