Feb 262014
 
The Archdruid's identity is never revealed (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Archdruid’s identity is never revealed (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Ancient Druids rolled Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. from Magazine and Jefferson, followed by the Mystic Krewe of Nyx. The two parades marked the first of seven straight days of parading until Fat Tuesday.

The Krewe of Ancient Druids, a 20-float procession, marched down the route in masks, feathers and capes and threw doubloons, beads and toys. The Mystic Krewe of Nyx followed immediately after the Krewe of Ancient Druids. The women’s krewe threw purses, light-up beads, swords, crowns and plush toys during the organization’s third annual parade. The krewe had 35 floats.

Spectators catch shiny throws from the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade Wednesday (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

Spectators catch shiny throws from the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade Wednesday (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

Krewe of Ancient Druids

A man peers at a miniature lit-up car during the Krewe of Ancient Druids (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

A man peers at a miniature lit-up car during the Krewe of Ancient Druids (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Revelers on horseback enjoy Krewe of Ancient Druids 2014 (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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The “Druid Tree of Life” float rolls down Magazine Street (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).
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Two Krewe of Druids members dressed in starry caps throw beads (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Several floats depicted various satirical “Druid Delicacies” (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Stockinged legs protrude out of the “Appeteasers” float (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Masked revelers find toys to throw for a packed crowd (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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A dance team proceeds down Magazine Street (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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A float organ rolls down the street during the Krewe of Ancient Druids parade (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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A masked krewe member dressed in pink hands out treats to spectators (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

Mystic Krewe of Nyx

A crowd at Mystic Krewe of Nyx reaches for beads (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

A crowd at Mystic Krewe of Nyx reaches for beads (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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“Where’s the Beef?” float proceeds down Magazine Street (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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A krewe member throws a pink and black striped plush toy (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Mystical Krewe of Nyx members wore feathers, bright wigs, masks, lights and bright costumes (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Sparkly toys were thrown from the “Chicken of the Sea” aquatic-themed float (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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“Curry Home” featured Eastern Indian-themed props (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Revelers on lit-up bicycles ride in the parade (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com)

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The 4th of July Picnyx rolls down Magazine St. (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Drew Brees is proudly propped on a float (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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Pink-haired riders throw plush toys, beads, doubloons and more (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com).

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See below for live coverage from the parade route.

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