Feb 122013
 

Members of Zulu parade down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

With the final day of Carnival mostly spared by rain yet again, the Krewe of Zulu greeted Uptown crowds early, followed by the Krewe of Rex’s presentation of “All Creatures Great and Small” to close out Fat Tuesday.

The Krewe of Rex “Dinosaur” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Zulu

Mayor Mitch Landrieu waves to the crowd while riding on horseback during the Zulu parade.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Zulu parade down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell during the Zulu parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds gather in costume for the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras Day.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

King Zulu Cedric G. Givens during the Zulu parade.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A young member of Zulu gets ready to throw a spear to the crowd Mardi Gras day.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds gather in costume for the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras Day.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones rides on a Zulu float during the parade Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu’s “Big Shot” float makes it’s way down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Zulu makes it’s way down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Zulu parade down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of Zulu trades a coconut for a beer on St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day.
(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds gather for the Zulu parade on Mardi Gras Day.(Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Q93 rolls in the Zulu parade on St. Charles Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Members of Zulu parade down St. Charles Ave. Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The New Orleans Baby Doll Ladies do a dance performance during the Zulu parade on St. Charles Ave. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Paraders beg for Zulu coconuts on St. Charles Ave. on Mardi Gras. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds line St. Charles Ave. during the Zulu parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds enjoy the throws from the Zulu parade on St. Charles Ave. on Mardi Gras day. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Rex

The Jefferson City Buzzards march down St. Charles Avenue between Zulu and Rex. (Sabree HIll, UptownMessenger.com)

The king of Rex greets the St. Charles Avenue crowds. (Sabree HIll, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Butterfly King” float rolls on St. Charles Avenue. (Sabree HIll, UptownMessenger.com)

Smoke billows over the St. Charles Avenue neutral-ground crowd from the Rex “Boeuf Gras” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Lion” float. (Sabree HIll, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Kraken” float. (Sabree HIll, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Frog” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Polar Bear” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Snake” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Rex “Sphinx” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Sea Slug” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Dragon” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Siren” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Panda” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Rex “Royal Barge” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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