Feb 272014
 
A rider in the Krewe of Muses passes a throw to the crowd. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Muses passes a throw to the crowd. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon rolled with a theme of “Thanks for the Memories,” the Knights of Chaos used “Chaos Goes to Hell” for their satiric parade and the Krewe of Muses presented a series of puns themed “Ready to Wear You Out” Thursday evening on the Uptown parade route.

The Knights' of Chaos "Devil's Advocate" float mocks the purchase of The Advocate newspaper by John Georges. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights’ of Chaos “Devil’s Advocate” float mocks the purchase of The Advocate newspaper by John Georges. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon's "Pygmalion" float rolls onto Napoleon Avenue on Thursday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon’s “Pygmalion” float rolls onto Napoleon Avenue on Thursday evening. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Knights of Babylon

A musician waits for the Knights of Babylon to roll on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A musician waits for the Knights of Babylon to roll on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon's King Sargon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon’s King Sargon. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon's Hanging Gardens float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon’s Hanging Gardens float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon's Jesters float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon’s Jesters float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon's title float: "Thanks for the Memories, Mrs. Myrtle Mary." (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon’s title float: “Thanks for the Memories, Mrs. Mary Myrtle.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon's "Living Jewels" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon’s “Living Jewels” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Sophie B. Wright student in the Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Sophie B. Wright student in the Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Babylon Henry VIII float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Babylon Henry VIII float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon "Masks" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon “Masks” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Babylon "Masks" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Babylon “Masks” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

James M. Singleton Charter School students march in the Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

James M. Singleton Charter School students march in the Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Don Quixote float in the Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Don Quixote float in the Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Knights of Chaos

Dancers wait of the Knights of Chaos to roll on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Dancers wait of the Knights of Chaos to roll on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos king's float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos king’s float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "7 Deadly Sins" float took aim at the New Orleans City Council. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “7 Deadly Sins” float took aim at the New Orleans City Council. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Chaos deemed former Mayor Ray Nagin "Beelzeboob" with a timely reference to his recent conviction. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Chaos deemed former Mayor Ray Nagin “Beelzeboob” with a timely reference to his recent conviction. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "Helter Skelter" float recreated carnival conditions seen in Orleans Parish Prison videos. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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The Chaos “Helter Skelter” float recreated carnival conditions seen in Orleans Parish Prison videos. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the "Helter Skelter" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the “Helter Skelter” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "Hell to Pay" float satirized the national debt. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “Hell to Pay” float satirized the national debt. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "Hellth Scare" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “Hellth Scare” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Chaos "Hellth Scare" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Chaos “Hellth Scare” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "Devil in the Detail" float mocked the controversy over domestic spying. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “Devil in the Detail” float mocked the controversy over domestic spying. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Muses

The Krewe of Muses rolls on to Magazine Street. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses rolls on to Magazine Street. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Honorary Muse Julia Reed rides in the krewe's signature shoe float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Honorary Muse Julia Reed rides in the krewe’s signature shoe float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The crowd on Magazine Street for the Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The crowd on Magazine Street for the Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses "Ready to Wear You Out" title float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses “Ready to Wear You Out” title float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses Insinceresuckers float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses Insinceresuckers float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Butterfly and shoe light puppets march near the front of the Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Butterfly and shoe light puppets march near the front of the Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

See below for live coverage from the route.

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