I'll be doing a full piece for the Huffington Post (here it is), but there's no way I'll fit all of the 115 photos I took last night into that piece (in retrospect, no, I couldn't). So here are a bunch of photos, in absolutely no apparent order. I started out at line-up in the Marigny, watched the parade from very crowded Frenchmen street; ran up to Saint Claude and caught the parade as it was paused while members had a drink at the Hi-Ho; then I followed the parade back to the warehouse.
Here are some shots...
P. U. E. W. C., the People for the inclusion of Unicorns, Elves and Winebots in Chewbacchus, above and below.
Another satellite krewe is the Party Elves of Mirkwood, co-captained by my girlfriend and co-conspiritor, Lauren DeVoe.
Here are some shots of the line-up in the Marigny, before lift-off...
Above and below, my friend Candace with Brass Band Mission.
High-fiving the Ladies Of Star Trek.
Krewe of Who...
Above, robot hangover. His sign says "I regret nothing."
Above, Red Shirts make Chewbacchus run.
Above, the Elfin Moose Mobile, a play on King Thranduil's elk (of The Hobbit). Below, model, geek, mother, my friend, and all round amazing woman, Julie.
Above and below, Red Shirts saving our galaxy from Imperial terror!! Below's Red Shirt is monitoring Bar-2-D-2, a working bar droid.
Gin Walker was everywhere. Everywhere!
Above, a play on Mardi Gras krewe-at-large the Rolling Elvi, here are the Rolling Elliots.
Austin's Dead Music Capitol Band.
Captains courageous Lauren and Midori.
Faces in the crowd on Saint Claude.
My friends Elena and Dizzy, both great musicians, selling jello shots to a booze-craving crowd.
I leave you for now with some faces-in-the-crowd on Saint Claude. I'll have my coverage for the Huffington Post up in a day or two (it's here, now). Til then, this is Kenny Klein, at Chewbacchus Parade in the Marigny, explaining it all!