Feb 112013
 

Harry Connick Jr. and actress Mariska Hargitay ride in the Orpheus parade.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A misty evening made for light crowds on the Uptown route, but the Krewe of Orpheus proudly presented a tribute to bygone krewes in “The Unseen New Orleans Carnival,” and the Krewe of Orpheus recalled its own themes from the past 20 years of “Rhythm, Rhyme and Revelry.”

The “Athenians” float in the Krewe of Proteus parade rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Proteus

The king of the Krewe of Proteus rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Proteus title float, “The Unseen New Orleans Carnival,” promises a parade in homage to the krewes of the past. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Birth of Proteus” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Proteus “Twelfth Night Revelers” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Proteus “Cowbellion de Rakin Society” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Proteus “Phunny Phorty Phellows” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A young parade-goer receives a Proteus pillow from a rider on the “Atlanteans” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Proteus “Elves of Oberon” float tosses a flashing trident toy into the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Proteus “Nereus” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Proteus “Mystic Club” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Orpheus

The Orpheus “Smoky Mary” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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

Actor Gary Sinise rides as celebrity grand marshal in Orpheus.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “Leviathan” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Harry Connick Jr. leads the Orpheus parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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

The Orpheus “Trojan Horse” float. (Sabree Hill. UptownMessenger.com)

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews smiles during the Orpheus parade.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog in the Orpheus parade.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds gather for the Krewe of Orpheus parade on Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill. UptownMessenger.com)

Despite a light rain, enthusiastic crowds gather on Napoleon Avenue for the Orpheus parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Orpheus throws beads to the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Oprheus rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “1994: Rhythm, Rhyme and Revelry” float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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

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