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Riders on the Jesters float wave to the crowd during the Krewe of Babylon on Thursday, Feb. 28. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

After a two-hour delay because of a steady downpour that canceled the Krewe of Chaos parade, Babylon took to the streets for its 80th anniversary parade. It started in the rain, but the strength of the parade caused the skies to clear.

The Eagles float rolls down St. Charles avenue during the Krewe of Babylon parade on Thursday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Bees float rolls down St. Charles Avenue. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Pegasus float pleases the crowd. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Phoenix float rolls down St. Charles avenue during the Krewe of Babylon on Thursday, February 28. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Hummingbird float throw beads during the Babylon parade on Thursday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Drummers with the Kansas City Marching Falcons keep time during the Babylon parade. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Hanging Gardens float unpack throws. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Flag twirlers with the Delores Henderson marching band perform. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A rider throws beads during the Krewe of Babylon parade. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders on the Sargon LXXIV float wave to the crowd. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Mount Carmel High School dance team performs. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Riders throw doubloons to the crowd. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The captain waves to the crowd. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

 

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