Parade Video: Endymion, Bacchus & Rex
Mardi Gras 2019 is in the books, as they say. It was rather chilly especially for a Mardi Gras day in March, but that did not keep revelers away from the parade routes. In case you missed some of the bigger parades on Mardi Gras and the last Carnival weekend we were there and took some video for you. Check it out:
Endymion, which rolls through Mid-City on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, is one of three Super Krewes, and with more than 3,000 riders it is by far the largest parade with the largest crowds in Mardi Gras! Did you know that Endymion features 37 floats? Many are tandem units with up to nine sections, meaning Endymion rolls on over 80 chassis! The motto of the Krewe is “Throw ’til it Hurts” and we estimate that we toss over 15 million throws along the parade route! Check out our video!
To find out more about the krewe visit: https://endymion.org/
Endymion Extravaganza In The Superdome
The Endymion Extravaganza is the only Mardi Gras after party held in the Mercedes Benz Superdome! This year’s 2019 Endymion Extravaganza featuredLionel Richie, Chicago and Flo Rida. 20,000+ dressed in formal attire arrived at the Dome at 7pm to get set up and await the entrance of Mardi Gras’ Main Event, The Endymion Parade! The gigantic floats arrived around 8:30 and parade inside the Dome, complete with pyro, confetti, and laser lighting! You have to see this to believe it!
Krewe Of Bacchus
TV star Jensen Ackles reigned as King Bacchus in Bacchus parade this year. Bacchus rolls down the traditional Uptown route the Sunday before Mardi Gras. Bacchus, in Greek mythology, was the god of wine and vegetation. He showed mortals how to cultivate grapevines and make wine. Signature floats include Bacchatality (a three-section float that carries members from the New Orleans hospitality industry), the Bacchagator and the King Kong float.
To find out more about the krewe visit: http://www.kreweofbacchus.org/
Rex is the King of Carnival. This year’s parade theme was “Visions of the Sun”. The colorful floats in this year’s parade portrayed the myths and colorful images of the sun which has been a symbol of life throughout the ages. Rex rolls on Mardi Gras down the Uptown parade route after Zulu. Rex greets his subjects from atop his float and at Gallier Hall he exchanges greetings with officials and city leaders.
To find out more about Rex visit: https://www.rexorganization.com/