Feb 282014
 
A flying monkey perches on the Hermes "1974: The Wizard of Oz" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A flying monkey perches on the Hermes “1974: The Wizard of Oz” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Hermes presented a theme of “The Diamond Jubilee;” Le Krewe d’Etat skewered local and national public figures as “Under the Influence;” and the Krewe of Morpheus rolled with a theme of “Morpheus Cruises the Streets of New Orleans” on the Uptown parade route Friday evening.

A member of the Krewe d'Etat greets a child in the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the Krewe d’Etat greets a child in the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Morpheus pays tribute Jefferson Ave. with a giant Thomas Jefferson.

Morpheus pays tribute Jefferson Ave. with a giant Thomas Jefferson.

The Krewe of Hermes

The King of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The King of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on horseback in the Krewe of Hermes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on horseback in the Krewe of Hermes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes "Great Mogul" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes “Great Mogul” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes "Messenger of the Gods" float . (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes “Messenger of the Gods” float . (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes "Birth of Dionsysus" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes “Birth of Dionsysus” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes title float, "The Diamond Jubilee." (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes title float, “The Diamond Jubilee.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes "1939: March of the Year" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes “1939: March of the Year” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Hermes "1940: Visions" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Hermes “1940: Visions” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Hermes "1947: World's Operas" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Hermes “1947: World’s Operas” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the "1948 Famous Rulers in History" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the “1948 Famous Rulers in History” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Hermes parade prepares a throw for the crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Hermes parade prepares a throw for the crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The young women of St.  Katharine Drexel Prep march in the Hermes parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The young women of St. Katharine Drexel Prep march in the Hermes parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes "1961 Horrors and Supernaturals" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes “1961 Horrors and Supernaturals” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes "1969: The Little Mermaid" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes “1969: The Little Mermaid” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes "1984: Return to Sherwood Forest" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes “1984: Return to Sherwood Forest” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes "2010: The Sacred Bestiary" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Hermes “2010: The Sacred Bestiary” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Le Krewe d’Etat

The Skeleton Krewe leads Krewe d'Etat up Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Skeleton Krewe leads Krewe d’Etat up Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat dictator. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat dictator. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat High Priests. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat High Priests. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat motto is  "Live to Ride; Ride to Live." (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat motto is
“Live to Ride; Ride to Live.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat "Ladies Night" float mocks the prostitution around Tulane Avenue motels. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat “Ladies Night” float mocks the prostitution around Tulane Avenue motels. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Krewe d'Etat "Ladies Night" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Krewe d’Etat “Ladies Night” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat "Happy Hour" float took aim at the problems at the Orleans Parish Prison. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat “Happy Hour” float took aim at the problems at the Orleans Parish Prison. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat depiction of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford spews smoke over Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat depiction of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford spews smoke over Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A male dance troupe borrows their style from Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A male dance troupe borrows their style from Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat "Manhattan" floats looks at issues in New York. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

detat manhattan rider The Krewe d’Etat “Manhattan” floats looks at issues in New York. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An Evacuspot statue holding a beverage adorns the front of the Krewe d'Etat "Hurricane" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

An Evacuspot statue holding a beverage adorns the front of the Krewe d’Etat “Hurricane” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat "Running a Tab" float invokes classic New Orleans characters to mock the national debt. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat “Running a Tab” float invokes classic New Orleans characters to mock the national debt. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Illegal aliens become actual aliens on the Krewe d'Etat "Fake ID" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Illegal aliens become actual aliens on the Krewe d’Etat “Fake ID” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat -- like Chaos and Muses on Thursday -- finds humor in John Georges' purchase of The Advocate. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat — like Chaos and Muses on Thursday — finds humor in John Georges’ purchase of The Advocate. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d'Etat "Zombie" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe d’Etat “Zombie” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus

The Krewe of Morpheus captain's float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus captain’s float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Morpheus king and queen. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Morpheus king and queen. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Morpheus title float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Morpheus title float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Morpheus' tribute to Robert E. Lee blvd.

Morpheus’ tribute to Robert E. Lee blvd.

Puppeteers from Smithfield high school from Virginia.

Puppeteers from Smithfield high school from Virginia.

Unicorn Sighting during Morpheus

Unicorn sighting during Morpheus

Morpheus' lead float.

Morpheus’ lead float.

Morpheus pays tribute to Nashville Ave. with a statue of Elvis Presley.

Morpheus pays tribute to Nashville Ave. with a statue of Elvis Presley.

Morpheus' Memphis street float.

A rider on Morpheus’ Memphis Street float.

The Morpheus Jefferson Avenue float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

morpheus jefferson avenue rider The Morpheus Jefferson Avenue float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in the Krewe of Morpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in the Krewe of Morpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Morpheus Audubon Boulevard float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

morpheus audubon boulevard riders The Morpheus Audubon Boulevard float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus Louisiana Avenue float, part of a theme of New Orleans streets. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Morpheus Louisiana Avenue float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

See below for our live coverage from the route.

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