Feb 122015
 
A rider on the Krewe of Babylon "Nabu" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Krewe of Babylon “Nabu” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon, the Knights of Chaos and the Krewe of Muses rolled on the Uptown route Thursday night.

The Knights of Chaos "NO P.D." float mocked the troubles with the city's issues with the police force. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Chaos “NO P.D.” float mocked the troubles with the city’s issues with the police force. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses "Wet Dreams" float referred to increasing risk of flooding. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Combining a motif of adolescence with topical satire, the Krewe of Muses “Wet Dreams” float referred to increasing risk of flooding. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Babylon

The Knights of Babylon parade up Napoleon Avenue on horseback. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Babylon parade up Napoleon Avenue on horseback. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon's King Sargon speaks to someone in the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Babylon’s King Sargon speaks to someone in the Napoleon Avenue crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The De La Salle school marching band performs in the Knights of Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The De La Salle school marching band performs in the Knights of Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The officers in the Knights of Babylon throw beads along Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The officers in the Knights of Babylon throw beads along Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The St. Mary's Dominican marching band performs on Napoleon Avenue during the Knights of Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The St. Mary’s Dominican marching band performs on Napoleon Avenue during the Knights of Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Temple of Marduk float in the Knights of Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Temple of Marduk float in the Knights of Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in the Knights of Babylon parade atop the Jesters float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in the Knights of Babylon parade atop the Jesters float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Babylon "Stargazer" float motions someone in the crowd to don the headgear he threw. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Babylon “Stargazer” float motions someone in the crowd to don the headgear he threw. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The theme of the Knights of Babylon parade was "The Babylonian Pantheon." (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The theme of the Knights of Babylon parade was “The Babylonian Pantheon.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Babylon "Samashu" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the Babylon “Samashu” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The James M. Singleton Charter School marching band performs in the Knights of Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The James M. Singleton Charter School marching band performs in the Knights of Babylon parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon "Winged Genie" float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon “Winged Genie” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon "Baal" float looms over Napoleon Avenue at dusk. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon “Baal” float looms over Napoleon Avenue at dusk. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon "Mummu" float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Babylon “Mummu” float rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Knights of Chaos

The King of the Knights of Chaos rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The King of the Knights of Chaos rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Roots of Music perform in the Knights of Chaos parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Roots of Music perform in the Knights of Chaos parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "Battle of New Orleans" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “Battle of New Orleans” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "No Secret, No Service" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “No Secret, No Service” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "NO Dogs Allowed" float mocked Hillary Clinton. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

0212 chaos no dogs allowed 2 The Chaos “NO Dogs Allowed” float mocked Hillary Clinton. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "NO Way Jose" float mocked attitudes about immigration. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

0212 chaos no way jose 2 The Chaos “NO Way Jose” float mocked attitudes about immigration. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "NO &%$#" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “NO &%$#” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "NO Goodell" float lampooned the travails of the NFL. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “NO Goodell” float lampooned the travails of the NFL. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "NO Fare" float targeted the City Council debate over regulating Uber. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

0212 chaos no fare 2 The Chaos “NO Fare” float targeted the City Council debate over regulating Uber. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

KIPP Central City Academy performs in the Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

KIPP Central City Academy performs in the Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos "NO P.D." float mocked the city's public safety issues. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Chaos “NO P.D.” float mocked the city’s public safety issues. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses

Honorary Muse Sue Zemanick rides in the krewe's signature shoe float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Honorary Muse Sue Zemanick rides in the krewe’s signature shoe float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses theme, "Are you there God, it's us, Muses," used themes of adolescence as the basis for its satire. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Muses theme, “Are you there God, it’s us, Muses,” used themes of adolescence as the basis for its satire. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses "Spin the Bottle" float lampooned the New Orleans Saints' succession drama. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Spin the Bottle” float lampooned the New Orleans Saints’ succession drama. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses "Mall Rats" float mocked the proliferation of chain brands on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Mall Rats” float mocked the proliferation of chain brands on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

0212 muses anti-social media

Riders on the Muses "Anti-Social Media" float wore hats with the hashtag #ShoeMe. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com) Riders on the Muses “Anti-Social Media” float wore hats with the hashtag #ShoeMe. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Parade-goers used elaborate signs to beseech the Muses for shoes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Parade-goers used elaborate signs to beseech the Muses for shoes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses "Peer Pressure" float mocked the positions Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken in his presumptive bid for the Presidency, such as "No Go Zones" and a shifting stance on Common Core. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

0212 muses peer pressure 2 The Muses “Peer Pressure” float mocked the positions Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken in his presumptive bid for the Presidency, such as “No Go Zones” and a shifting stance on Common Core. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in Muses taunt the Napoleon Avenue crowd with throws and, of course, a decorated shoe. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders in Muses taunt the Napoleon Avenue crowd with throws and, of course, a decorated shoe. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses "Playing Hooky" float poked fun at popular New Orleans weekday pasttimes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Playing Hooky” float poked fun at popular New Orleans weekday pasttimes. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses "Frenemies" float referenced a well-known Mardi Gras rivalry. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Muses “Frenemies” float referenced a well-known Mardi Gras rivalry. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Krewe of Kolossos dolphin takes a selfie during the Muses parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A Krewe of Kolossos dolphin takes a selfie during the Muses parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Muses "Selfies" floats wore monkeys on their hats. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Muses “Selfies” floats wore monkeys on their hats. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Organ Grinders dance troupe filled pauses in the parade by recruiting participants from the crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Organ Grinders dance troupe filled pauses in the parade by recruiting participants from the crowd. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Sirens float closes out the Krewe of Muses parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Sirens float closes out the Krewe of Muses parade. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

See live coverage from the parade route below.

Live Blog Krewes of Babylon, Chaos and Muses 2015
 

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