Feb 232014
 
Coffee & Beignets float, Krewe of Carrollton 2014.

The Coffee & Beignets float in the Krewe of Carrollton parade. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A healthy dose of rain didn’t stop Saturday’s parades: The Krewe of Carrollton’s 24 floats themed “Carrollton Goes Two by Two,” the Knights of King Arthur’s 27 floats themed “King Arthur has the Blues,” and the 20 floats of the Krewe of Alla themed “Alla Goes to NOLA” all rolled on the Uptown route as scheduled.

Marching bands made the best of the unfavorable weather in the Krewe of King Arthur parade. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Marching bands made the best of the unfavorable weather as the Knights of King Arthur rolled on Magazine Street. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Commander's Palace float. Commander's Palace is one of New Orleans' finest restaurants. Krewe of Alla 2014, (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Commander’s Palace float. Commander’s Palace is one of New Orleans’ finest restaurants. Krewe of Alla 2014, (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Carrollton

Bonnie & Clyde float. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, Zach Brien)

Bonnie & Clyde float. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, Zach Brien)

Batman & the Joker. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Batman & the Joker. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Title float, Carrollton goes Two by Two. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Title float, Carrollton goes Two by Two. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Young rider on the Queen of 2013's float. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Young rider on the Queen of 2013′s float. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Young parade goer receives a plush toy from a Gold Wing Road Rider. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Young parade goer receives a plush toy from a Gold Wing Road Rider. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Pussyfooters dance group. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Pussyfooters dance group. Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Aspiring firefighter puts aside his ambitions to catch some beads. Krewe of Carrolton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Aspiring firefighter puts aside his ambitions to catch some beads. Krewe of Carrolton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Doubloons please!! Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Doubloons please!! Krewe of Carrollton 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of King Arthur

Socks, Underwear, Lumps of Coal...and King Arthur is Bummed. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Socks, Underwear, Lumps of Coal…and King Arthur is Bummed. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider throws beads from the "Catchin' Crabs on Bourbon Street" float. Krewe of King Arthur 2014.

Rider throws beads from the “Catchin’ Crabs on Bourbon Street” float. Krewe of King Arthur 2014.

The Merlin the Magician and Morgan le Fav float. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Merlin the Magician and Morgan le Fav float. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider on "The Bird and No Bees..puts King Arthur in a fowl mood" teases the crowd with an oversized plush throw. Krewe of King Arthur 2014.

Rider on “The Bird and No Bees..puts King Arthur in a fowl mood” teases the crowd with an oversized plush throw. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider throws beads from the "The one that Got Away...leaves King Arthur Downcast" float. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider throws beads from the “The one that Got Away…leaves King Arthur Downcast” float. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider throws beads from "My Cock Won't Crow...has King Arthur crestfallen" float. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider throws beads from “My Cock Won’t Crow…has King Arthur crestfallen” float. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Parade goers sport costumes long before Mardi Gras day. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Parade goers sport costumes long before Mardi Gras day. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Parade goers take advantage of the poor weather in innovative ways. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Parade goers take advantage of the poor weather in innovative ways. Krewe of King Arthur 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Alla

The queen of the Krewe of Alla holds an umbrella as her float rolls on Magazine Street in the rain. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen of the Krewe of Alla holds an umbrella as her float rolls on Magazine Street in the rain. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Float dedicated to the new Tulane Stadium currently under construction. Krewe of Alla, 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Float dedicated to the new Tulane Stadium currently under construction. Krewe of Alla, 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A float dedicated to the now-defunct K&B drug store, a local chain that still remains in popular lore. Krewe of Alla 2014, (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A float dedicated to the now-defunct K&B drug store, a local chain that still remains in popular lore. Krewe of Alla 2014, (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Alla Allagator float. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Alla 2014, (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

See below for live coverage from the route.

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