Feb 072013
 

The Krewe of Muses debuted their new “Sirens” float on the Uptown route Thursday evening. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The massive crowds that lined the Uptown route Thursday night saw the Knights of Babylon explore the “Land of Dreams,” the Knights of Chaos skewer politicians of every stripe, and the Krewe of Muses combine visual theatrics with a witty series of puns on “Makin’ Groceries.”

The Knights of Babylon’s “Jesters” float rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “Scallywag” float took advantage of former Mayor Ray Nagin’s legal woes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Knights of Babylon

The Babylon “Hanging Gardens” float rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Part of the Babylon “Land of Dreams” theme, the “Wizard of Oz” float rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on Babylon’s “Temple of Marduk” float teases the Napoleon Avenue crowd with a hat. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon “Snow White” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A tablet computer affixed to the Babylon “Nebuchadnezzer’s Dream” float took a photo of the crowd every five seconds for one of the riders. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Knights of Chaos

A rider on the Knights of Chaos title float toys with the crowd on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

City Council president Stacy Head leads the Chaos floats as the “Figure Head.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Gov. Bobby Jindal is the “Cabin Boy” in the nautical-themed satire presented by Chaos. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Chaos “Thar She Blows” float prepares to throw a cup to the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Another Chaos float mocked Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “Shiver Me Timbers” float criticized the property-tax reassessment process in New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “Officer’s Mess” float roasted the New Orleans Police Department. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Muses

The famous Muses shoe float rolls on Napoleon Avenue with Ruby Bridges as celebrity grand marshal. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Illuminated butterflies and shoes lead the Krewe of Muses up Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Makin’ Groceries” theme float rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Canned Goods” float poked fun at the Times-Picayune. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of the Krewe of Muses toss out throws to spectators on Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Cheese Department” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Council Produce” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Whine Department” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Spectators scream for throws during the Muses parade.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Mr. Clean and the Magic Erasers” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Bakery” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Entergy Drinks” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Bounty” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Muses toss throws to spectators on Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Fresh Meat” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Buy Local” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Feminist Products Aisle” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Expired Goods” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses “Check Out Aisle” float rolls up Napoleon Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses’ new “Sirens” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

To see our live coverage from the route, see below:

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