The Phunny Phorty Phellows Kick Off Carnival Season

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Revelers dance to the Storyville Stompers in the Oak Street barn. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Revelers dance to the Storyville Stompers in the Oak Street barn. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Tuesday night, the Phunny Phorty Phellows rang in the 2015 Carnival season with their annual ride on the St. Charles avenue street car. Large crowds gathered at the Oak Street streetcar barn to see the Phellows depart down the line. The Phellows are a Mardi Gras crew that dates back all the way to 1878.

Crowds gathered in the Oak Street barn (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Crowds gathered in the Oak Street barn (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Ali, Valeri and Liam Bustamante head down Oak street to the barn. New to New Orleans, 2015 will be their first Mardi Gras. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Ali, Valeri and Liam Bustamante head down Oak street to the barn. New to New Orleans, 2015 will be their first Mardi Gras. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Carnival season is the time of year for masked revelry. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Carnival season is the time of year for masked revelry. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The streetcar makes its turn out of the barn, down willow and a right onto Carrolton. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The streetcar makes its turn out of the barn, down willow and a right onto Carrolton. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Storyville Stompers provided the soundtrack for the evening. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The Storyville Stompers provided the soundtrack for the evening. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Masks on and drinks in hand, the Phellows packed the streetcar as it headed down St. Charles. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Masks on and drinks in hand, the Phellows packed the streetcar as it headed down St. Charles. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

2 thoughts on “The Phunny Phorty Phellows Kick Off Carnival Season

  1. The pictures are fun and we always appreciate the coverage that Uptown Messenger provides regarding events and issues that affect the area. But, the Streetcar Barn is two blocks from Oak St. I believe it is called “Carrollton Station” and not the ‘Oak St. Streetcar Barn’. Just Saying!

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