Photos: Hermes keeps it classic

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People cheer for beads from Hermes’ tile float “Court Music of Louis XIV” rolls down St. Charles Avenue on Friday, March 2. (Zach Brien,

On Friday, the Mystic Krewe of Hermes gave the city the first of three parades to roll on the Uptown route. The krewe paraded with the theme “Court Music of Louis XIV.”

The masked captain of Hermes leads the krewe down St. Charles Avenue on Friday. (Zach Brien,

Hermes’ Psyche float greets revelers with throws in hand. (Zach Brien,

Riders on the Siciliennes float throw beads into the crowd. (Zach Brien,

The Birth of Venues float rolls down St. Charles Avenue as Hermes graces the Uptown route. (Zach Brien,

A rider on the Maia, Mother of Hermes float hands out a cup. (Zach Brien,

A member of the Ambassadors to the Court float shouts to the crowd. (Zach Brien,

A drummer with the St. Augustine High School marching band keeps time in the Hermes parade. (Zach Brien,

A rider on the Hermes, Messenger of Dream winds up to throw a football. (Zach Brien,

The Hermes, Messenger of Dreams float rolls down St. Charles Avenue. (Zach Brien,

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