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Thread #75747   Message #1333938
Posted By: PoppaGator
20-Nov-04 - 05:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Poppa/MammaGator: MardiGras royalty
Subject: BS: Poppa/MamaGator: MardiGras royalty
Ms Peggy and I are pleased to announce that we've been named 2005 King and Queen of the Krewe of Mama Roux, one the the 17 "sub-krewes" (marching clubs) that make up the Krewe du Vieux.

This is probably the least prestigious and undoubtedly the least expensive honor in the entire Mardi Gras universe, but we'll take it.

The club has been in existence since 1987, and a few of the founding members have always been our friends, but we didn't join ourselves until about 5 years ago -- so we were surprised to be elevated to royalty quite this soon. But you can only reign once, and many of the 50 members have already had their turn. Not everyone is part of a (straight) couple, either, so the field of candidates isn't that large. Peggy has contributed plenty of effort to each year's costume design and production effort, and I get some cancer-survivor sympathy this year, so here we are: monarchs!

Mardi Gras is ridiculously early this year (first or second Tuesday of February), and our parade is always one of the earliest of the season, on the Saturday night three weeks before the big day. So, we'll be rolling on January twenty-something. Not much time to get ready!

The Krewe du Vieux website includes a little info on this year's theme, etc., but it's not fully updated yet. Most of the info is still about last year's doings, which is worth a look if you're curious.

More updates later.