Mar 032014
 
Bacchus Explores Sportsman's Paradise (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus Explores our Sportsman’s Paradise (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor/Musician Hugh Laurie reigned as King Bacchus XLVI. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor/Musician Hugh Laurie threw signature doubloons to the packed Napoleon street crowd. Laurie reigned as King Bacchus XLVI. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Bacchus 2014 explored Louisiana’s “Sportsman’s Paradise” slogan found on the state’s license plates. This year’s parade featured actor/musician Hugh Laurie from the television program House and New Orleans Saints’ all-pro defensive end Cameron Jordan.

The Bacchawoppe float, Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchawoppe float, Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The signature Bacchasaurus  float. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The signature Bacchasaurus float. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider from the Bacchagator float. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider from the Bacchagator float. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Rider from the "Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf" float prepares to throw beads to the crowd.

Rider from the “Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf” float prepares to throw beads to the crowd.

Parade goers entice riders in every manner possible. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Parade goers entice riders  for beads in every manner possible. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Menu from Bacchus' "Tarpin and Bass Rodeo" float 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Menu from Bacchus’ “Tarpin and Bass Rodeo” float 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Hunting Dogs float, Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Hunting Dogs float, Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

St. Pauls' high school's dancers in Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

St. Pauls’ high school’s dancers in Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The marching band from Shaw HS in Cleveland, HS displayed their impressive choreography in Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The marching band from Shaw HS in Cleveland, OH displayed their impressive choreography in Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Saints' all-pro defensive end Cameron Jordan was featured on "The Chariot" float in Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Saints’ all-pro defensive end Cameron Jordan was featured on “The Chariot” float in Bacchus 2014. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus "Queen Kong" float. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bacchus “Queen Kong” float. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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