Feb 172015
 
A rider in the Krewe of Orpheus throws beads into the Napoleon Avenue crowd.

A rider in the Krewe of Orpheus throws beads into the Napoleon Avenue crowd.

With a series of playful illuminated floats led by a procession of celebrities for Lundi Gras, the Krewe of Orpheus spent what was just an ordinary Monday evening anywhere else exploring “The Magic of an Ordinary Day.”

The Krewe of Orpheus' stunning Leviathan float rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Orpheus’ stunning Leviathan float rolls up Napoleon Avenue. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus "Trojan Horse" float announces the superkrewe's arrival on the Uptown route. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “Trojan Horse” float announces the superkrewe’s arrival on the Uptown route. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts had a float near the lead of Orpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts had a float near the lead of Orpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Comedian Ron White rolls in the Krewe of Orpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Comedian Ron White rolls in the Krewe of Orpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Musician Dierks Bentley's float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Musician Dierks Bentley’s float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The cast of NCIS: New Orleans interacts with the crowd as they ride in the Krewe of Orpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The cast of NCIS: New Orleans interacts with the crowd as they ride in the Krewe of Orpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump prepares a throw from her float in Orpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump prepares a throw from her float in Orpheus. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The massive Smokey Mary float holds more than 230 riders. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The massive Smokey Mary float holds more than 230 riders. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus title float, "The Magic of an Ordinary Day." (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus title float, “The Magic of an Ordinary Day.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus "The Splendor of a Sunrise" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “The Splendor of a Sunrise” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus "Rising of the Mists" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “Rising of the Mists” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus "Awakening of Flowers" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “Awakening of Flowers” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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The famous Orpheus "Leviathan" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The famous Orpheus “Leviathan” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Orpheus rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Orpheus rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus "The Folly of Temptation." (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “The Folly of Temptation.” (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus "The Spell of Moonlight" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “The Spell of Moonlight” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus "The Jeweled Candles of the Night" float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Orpheus “The Jeweled Candles of the Night” float. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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