Feb 192012
 

Actor Will Farrell, the King of Bacchus, throws out cow bells to the crowd on Napoleon Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth riders throw beads from the St. Charles Avenue float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Rachel Cannatta smiles moments after getting a giant blue monkey from a rider on a Thoth float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

After Saturday’s cancellations, Uptown parade-goers were treated to a total of six parades Sunday — five in the morning, and the superkrewe Bacchus in the evening — with dense crowds along the entirety of each route.

First were NOMTOC, normally a Westbank parade, and Iris, two Saturday parades added to the Sunday schedule because of rain. NOMTOC’s theme was “A Mythological Nightmare” and Iris was themed “Messenger of the Gods.”

Following those were the usual Sunday morning lineup of Okeanos, Mid-City and Thoth. Okeanos’ theme was “Gone but Not Forgotten,” featuring lost local icons, Mid-City presented “Apocalypso: Party at the End of the World,” and Thoth’s theme was “Streets of New Orleans.”

Finally, Bacchus rolled on Sunday evening with actor Will Ferrell reigning as Bacchus XLIV and a theme of “Bacchus Celebrates the Louisiana Bicentennial.”

See our live coverage of the parade below from Twitter using the hashtags #NOMTOC, #Iris, #Okeanos, #MidCity, #Thoth and #Bacchus.

NOMTOC

The king of the Krewe of NOMTOC rides down St. Charles Avenue on Saturday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen of the Krewe of NOMTOC rolls down St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

NOMTOC's title float features the parade's theme, "A Mythological Nightmare," and depicts Sagitarrius. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

"The Exorcist" float in the Krewe of NOMTOC on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Krewe of NOMTOC member on the Gemini float snaps pictures of the crowd on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

"The Raven" float in the Krewe of NOMTOC parade on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Scorpio" float in the Krewe of NOMTOC parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Frankenstein" float in the Krewe of NOMTOC parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Cancer" float in the Krewe of NOMTOC parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of NOMTOC's "Mummy" float passes crowds on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Lance Louis of the Chicago Bears rides on the Krewe of NOMTOC's celebrity float on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Iris

The captain of the Krewe of Iris rolls down St. Charles Avenue on Saturday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The theme of the Krewe of Iris was "Iris: Messenger of the Gods," and their floats showcased various forms of communication, such as the telephone. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Krewe of Iris' "Newspaper" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Newspaper" float in the Krewe of Iris rolls down St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Krewe of Iris float depicting electronic communication wore hats with pink mice. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

"The Heart" float in the Krewe of Iris parade on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the Krewe of Iris on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Krewe of Iris' "Mystery" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

"The Stars" float in the Krewe of Iris parade depicted signs of the zodiac. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Okeanos

The king of the Krewe of Okeanos rolls down Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen of the Krewe of Okeanos rolls down Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Okeanos' 2012 theme was "Gone but not Forgotten." (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Vince Vance rides on a float in his honor in the Krewe of Okeanos parade on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe Of Okeanos riders pass Magazine & Jefferson Ave. Saturday morning. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A Krewe Of Okeanos float called "Wine & Dine" at Sclafani's." (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Late Night Local TV" float in the Krewe of Okeanos parade featured images of Morgus the Magnificent and his assistant, Chopsley. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Skinz 'N' Bones Gang marches with Dancing Man 504, Darryl Young, during the Krewe Of Okeanos parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe Of Okeanos paraders throw out beads to crowds on Magazine St. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A Krewe Of Okeanos float turns on Magazine & Jefferson Ave. Saturday morning. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds go wild during the Krewe Of Okeanos parade at Magazine & Jefferson Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Mid-City

The Krewe of Mid-City throws beads out to large crowds on Magazine St. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Mid-City King. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Mid-City float "Pole Dance". (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cohen High School marching band performs during the Krewe of Mid-City parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Mid-City rolls down Magazine St. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Mid-City float "Russian Pole Dance." (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The KIPP Renaissance marching band performs on Jefferson Avenue, the starting point of the Krewe of Mid-City parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider from the Krewe of Mid-City looks out to the large crowds on Magazine St. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Mid-City rolls down Magazine St. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth

Thick crowds fill Henry Clay Ave. for the Thoth parade Sunday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The King of Thoth, Ricky Rowell, during the parade Sunday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth theme was the "Streets of New Orleans," with 1,490 riders and 46 floats. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth rolls down Magazine St. Sunday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth rolls down Henry Clay Ave. Sunday afternoon. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth's "Audubon" float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Families gather on Henry Clay Ave. for the Thoth parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Pussyfooters dance down Henry Clay Ave. during the Thoth parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Thoth's "Lakeshore Dr." float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Foot of Canal Street" float rounds the corner of Magazine and Henry Clay. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Downman Road" float in the Krewe of Thoth. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Magazine Street" float in the Krewe of Thoth reminded spectators of the popular street's military history. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Matching Thoth's "Streets of New Orleans" theme, marchers in the Irish Channel Corner Club represented their neighborhood streets with sashes on their costumes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

"The Channel" received its own float in Thoth as well. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on Thoth's "St. Charles Avenue" wore caps and gowns to represent the street's universities. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus

Crowds go wild for Will Farrell on Napoleon Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor Will Farrell, the King of Bacchus, throws out beads to the crowd on Napoleon Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus parade rolls down Napoleon Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The St. Augustine Marching Band performs during the Bacchus parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Huge crowds gather for the Bacchus parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds fill Napoleon Ave. for the Bacchus parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees gather close to Bacchus floats for throws. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus parade rolls down Napoleon Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

  • uptwnr

    Was anyone else around Amelia and St. Charles during the parade? The uptown teens who congregate there were totally wilding out. Whats more, the police acted as if they were afraid to do anything about it. These kids run amuck every year and the cops never do anything about it.

    • Cordelia Cale

      Even though that is my block, I don’t watch the parades there anymore. I don’t like the Superior Grill’s Mr. Microphone and I think those frozen drinks are tequila which is not a good drink for most people. Sorry to hear it has gotten worse.

  • Josh

    Thanks for the pictures of the floats. If you don’t have a tent, tarp, lawnchairs and a phalanx of ladders these days you can’t see the floats. One of the things I love about my neighborhood is the proximity to the route. I’m sorry if you chose to move to Metairie or wherever but that doesn’t give you the right to camp out on public property to the exclusion of others. I think its time the nopd rounds it all up before the parades begin. I’m talking shock and awe. Mardi Gras is losing it’s magic due to the unchecked expansion of this obnoxious tradition!

    /end rant