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A young rider in the Krewe of Oshun's "Yemoja and Emperor" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A young rider in the Krewe of Oshun’s “Yemoja and Emperor” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Oshun was the first parade to roll on the Uptown route of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season on Friday night, followed by the Krewe of Cleopatra.

Oshun’s theme was “Night Out in the Big Easy” and featured 19 floats, including Christopher Brown as King Shango and Laquina L. Brown as Queen Oshun. Cleopatra, parading for the second year in a row on the Uptown route after three decades on the Westbank, had 21 floats in the theme of “Strolling down the Avenue.”

Alexandra Kathryn Breland reigned as Queen Cleopatra XLI. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Alexandra Kathryn Breland reigned as Queen Cleopatra XLI. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Oshun

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A rider on the Oshun "Royal Children" float and a chaperone. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com) A rider on the Oshun “Royal Children” float and a chaperone. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Oshun parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Oshun parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

One of the Oshun "Goddesses of Wealth." (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

One of the Oshun “Goddesses of Wealth.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Queen Oshun was Laquina L. Brown. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Queen Oshun was Laquina L. Brown. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A child waits expectantly for throws from the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A child waits expectantly for throws from the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Oshun "Easy Rider" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Oshun “Easy Rider” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A young rider in the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A young rider in the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Oshun "Hot Stuff" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Oshun “Hot Stuff” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider in the Krewe of Oshun. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Cleopatra

The Cleopatra "Jewels of the Nile" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cleopatra “Jewels of the Nile” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cleopatra "A Walk in Audubon Park" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

cleopatra audubon park 2 The Cleopatra “A Walk in Audubon Park” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Cleopatra "Watching the Swans in the Park" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Cleopatra “Watching the Swans in the Park” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cleopatra "Tulane University" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cleopatra “Tulane University” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cleopatra "Loyola University" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cleopatra “Loyola University” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Cleopatra "Getting Married on the Avenue" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Cleopatra “Getting Married on the Avenue” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cleopatra "Dancing on the Avenue" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Cleopatra “Dancing on the Avenue” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Cleopatra "Sacred Heart Academy" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Cleopatra “Sacred Heart Academy” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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  • Tim Norris

    Oshun sucked. Always has and always will. Im done with it.