Feb 062013
 

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx Captain’s float rolls on Magazine Street on Wednesday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Ancient Druids “Consultant” float turns onto Magazine Street on Wednesday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Ancient Druids teased a number of other parade groups with its “Phobias” theme and the Mystic Krewe of Nyx reveled in cinematic takes on “What a Girl Wants” Wednesday night, as Carnival parading on the Uptown New Orleans route resumed after its week off.

Krewe of Ancient Druids

The Archdruid leads the Krewe of Ancient Druids up Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Many of the floats in the Ancient Druids parades poked fun at other krewes, including “Muse-A-Phobia” (top), “a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h….. Endym-A-Phobia” (bottom), as well as a shot at the Mystic Krewe of Nyx. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in the Krewe of Ancient Druids toss throws into the Magazine Street crowds. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Sophie B. Wright band marches on Magazine Street in the Druids parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Druids’ “Westbank-A-Phobia” float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Druids “Parade-A-Phobia” float points our a member of the crowd to receive a yellow rose. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Druids’ “Mask-A-Phobia” float rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Mystic Krewe of Nyx

In response to the Druids’ float mocking them, the Nyx parade began with a few members lampooning the Ancient Druids. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Celebrity grand marshal Laura Buchtel of WWL-TV throws a strand of beads from her float in the Nyx parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Queen Nyx II, Lauren Thom, smiles as her float rolls down Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Nyx “Devil Wears Prada” float rolls on Magazine Street. The parade’s theme was “What a Girl Wants – Cinema.” (UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the “Scent of a Woman” float hoists a large plush alligator into the crowd, demonstrating why Nyx is earning a reputation for generous flows. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Nyx “Queen for a Day” float passes a hand-decorated purse to an outstretched hand. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Nyx “Crazy, Stupid Love” float turns from Jefferson Avenue into the thick crowds lining Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Nyx “Pretty Woman” float toss throws into the Magazine Street crowd. (UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Nyx “Cars” float throw beads to Magazine Street parade-goers. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A shotgun house adorned the front of the Nyx “Gone With The Wind” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

To read our live coverage from the parade route, see below.

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