Feb 062016
 
The "On the Bat's Back I Do Fly" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “On the Bat’s Back I Do Fly” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Donald Trump's takedowns of his enemies are his "Trump Card" as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Donald Trump’s takedowns of his enemies are his “Trump Card” as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Hermes performed Shakespeare on the Avenues, Le Krewe d’Etat brought its blend of satire and skeletal spectacle, and the Krewe of Morpheus took a New Orleans “staycation” as all three rolled on the Uptown route Friday night.

The Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Hermes: “The Tempest”

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

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

A member of the 610 Stompers signals to the audience as the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A member of the 610 Stompers signals to the audience as the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The signature "Birth of Dionysius" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The signature “Birth of Dionysius” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A bust of William Shakespeare leads the parade as the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A bust of William Shakespeare leads the parade as the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Exile on the Island of Sycorax" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Exile on the Island of Sycorax” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Prospero's Cave" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Prospero’s Cave” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Ariel Summons the Winds" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Ariel Summons the Winds” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Jesuit marching band performs as the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Jesuit marching band performs as the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Miranda in Love" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Miranda in Love” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Full Fathom Five" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Full Fathom Five” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider teases the crowd with an illuminated lightning bolt as the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider teases the crowd with an illuminated lightning bolt as the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Where the Bee Sucks, there suck I" float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Where the Bee Sucks, there suck I” float in the Krewe of Hermes rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Le Krewe D’Etat: The Dictator Plays Games

The Skeleton Krewe hands out newspapers as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Skeleton Krewe hands out newspapers as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Dictator, Richard XX, greets the crowd as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The Dictator, Richard XX, greets the crowd as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The title float in Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The title float in Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Operation" float in Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Operation” float in Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Pin the Tail on the Donkey" float in Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” float in Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Monument Men dance as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Monument Men dance as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Le Krewe D'Etat makes a suggestion for a replacement of the statue at Lee Circle. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Le Krewe D’Etat makes a suggestion for a replacement of the statue at Lee Circle. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The "Trivial Pursuit" float, satirizing the removal of the Confederate monuments, in Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The “Trivial Pursuit” float, satirizing the removal of the Confederate monuments, in Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

More mockery of the monuments as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

More mockery of the monuments as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

AirBnB becomes a game of "Monopoly" as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

AirBnB becomes a game of “Monopoly” as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The NOLA Nymphettes play off a controversial Rihanna song in their support for the firefighters' lawsuit against the city. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The NOLA Nymphettes play off a controversial Rihanna song in their support for the firefighters’ lawsuit against the city. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Dining in Uptown restaurants is a game of "Risk" as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Dining in Uptown restaurants is a game of “Risk” as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Former Republican frontrunner Jeb Bush and pals are a "Barrel of Monkeys" as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Former Republican frontrunner Jeb Bush and pals are a “Barrel of Monkeys” as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Uptown traffic construction is a game of "Mousetrap" as Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Uptown traffic construction is a game of “Mousetrap” as Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Water woes become "Drinking Games" when Le Krewe d'Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Water woes become “Drinking Games” when Le Krewe d’Etat rolls on Napoleon Avenue. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Morpheus Takes a Staycation

The captain signals to the crowd as the Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The captain signals to the crowd as the Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen tosses throws as the Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

The queen tosses throws as the Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Krewe of Morpheus rolls on Magazine Street. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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