Jan 262013
 

Horseback riders lead the Krewe of Choctaw up St. Charles Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Pontchartrain’s 15 floats riddled parade-goers with the theme of “What are you afraid of?” on Saturday afternoon, and the Krewe of Choctaw made its first appearance on the Uptown route with a 18-float parade with whimsical takes on “Avenues of America.”

The Krewe of Pontchartrain’s floats asked parade-goers, “What are you afraid of?” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Pontchartrain

An armed forces band leads the Krewe of Pontchartrain down St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Captain Sam” float leads the Pontchartrain parade down St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Xavier University Preparatory School Yellow Jackets put on a show during Pontchartrain that spanned the length of a city block. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Parade-goers clamor for beads from the Pontchartrain presidents’ float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Pontchartrain “Flying” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the “Getting a Sunburn” float prepare to toss beads in the Pontchartrain parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Cockroaches” float in Pontchartrain rolls down St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Darkness” float in the Pontchartrain parade rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Floats in the Pontchartrain parade had fill-in-the-blank name cards, prompting spectators to guess which fear was being represented. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Choctaw

The Choctaw Chief, John A. Beninate II, rolls on his float down St. Charles Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Choctaw floats offered whimsical takes on the theme of “Avenues of America,” such as “Spider-man swings down 5th Avenue.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Choctaw’s take on “St. Charles Avenue, Home of Audubon Park.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

“Michoud Boulevard, Home of NASA” rolls in the Choctaw parade on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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