Feb 072016
 
Bacchus' "When Time Flies" float makes its way down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus’ “When Time Flies” float makes its way down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus 2016 rolled along the traditional uptown route, beginning on Napoleon avenue at Tchoupitoulas, turning onto St. Charles, turning on Canal St. and ending at the Super Dome. The parade featured the theme “Flights of Delight.” All of its floats had some variation on the term flight. Actor Anthony Mackie, New Orleans native and who played Falcon in the  2104 Captain America movie, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII.

Actor Anthony Mackie, a New Orleans native, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Actor Anthony Mackie, a New Orleans native, reigned as Bacchus XLVIII. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the "Bacchanahoppa" float gives beads to an eager attendee. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on the “Bacchanahoppa” float gives beads to an eager attendee. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on Bacchus' "Pegasus: The Winged Steed" throws beads into the crowd. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider on Bacchus’ “Pegasus: The Winged Steed” throws beads into the crowd. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Soaring Garuda float rolls down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Soaring Garuda float rolls down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Superior Grill, near the corner of St. Charles avenue and Amelia street, projected the Super Bowl onto a screen so people at Bacchus would not miss the game. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Superior Grill, near the corner of St. Charles avenue and Amelia street, projected the Super Bowl onto a screen so people at Bacchus would not miss the game. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus' "On Butterfly Wings" makes its way down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus’ “On Butterfly Wings” makes its way down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Southern University Marching Band parades with Bacchus down St. Charles Avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Southern University Marching Band parades with Bacchus down St. Charles Avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus' King Kong float, which attendees throw beads at, leads the parade down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme "Flights of Delight." (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Bacchus’ King Kong float, which attendees throw beads at, leads the parade down St. Charles avenue. Bacchus 2016 rolled with the theme “Flights of Delight.” (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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