Krewes of Druids and Nyx inspire crowds in spite of rain

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Heavy rainfall doesn't stop Uptown from watching The Ancient Krewe of Druids parade on Magazine Street Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

With the Bywater Bacherlor float, the Mystic Krewe of Nyx makes it's way through rain during it's inaugural year parade on Magazine St. Wednesday night. The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is an all-woman krewe.

Despite intermittent rain, enthusiastic crowds lined the Uptown parade route Wednesday evening to greet the Mystic Krewes of Druids and Nyx.

The all-male Druids kicked off the second weekend of Carnival with a circus-themed parade that began on Magazine Street. They were followed shortly afterward by Nyx, a women’s krewe parading for the first time this year.

Live comments and photos from the route are below, based on the Twitter hashtags #Druids and #Nyx.

The Archdruid float rolls down Magazine St. during the Ancient Krewe of Druids parade Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Ancient Krewe of Druids parade had 18 floats, 200 riders and 26 marching units. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees stand in the rain yelling for throws during The Ancient Krewe of Druids parade Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Druid Circus float rolls down Magazine St. during the Ancient Krewe of Druids parade Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Ancient Krewe of Druids parade rolls down Magazine St. Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Attendees yell for throws on Magazine St. Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Paraders hand out throws during The Ancient Krewe of Druids parade Wednesday night. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Darryl Young, Dancing Man 504, dances with the Sirens down Magazine St. during The Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Grand Marshal, WWL's Karen Swenson, passes out throws to paraders during the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A Mystic Krewe of Nyx float. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx passes out throws during the parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)


Attendees stand in the rain gathering throws during The Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is an all-woman krewe, with satirical themes. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com

Ursuline Academy parades with the Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

A parader holds up throws during The Mystic Krewe of Nyx parade. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Mystic Krewe of Nyx makes it's way through rain during it's inaugural year parade on Magazine St. Wednesday night. The Mystic Krewe of Nyx is an all-woman krewe. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

WWL anchor Karen Swensen, celebrity grand marshal of Nyx, gave a special live report on the krewe’s first year from the parade route Wednesday night:

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