Rex Duke™, the world's first and foremost parade critic, offers his annual preview of Mardi Gras parades — Week Two.
Hail, loyal subjects! Carnival always shines in purple, green and gold, but this year has a couple of golden anniversaries. The krewes of Bacchus and Tucks mark their 50th years presenting parades for our entertainment, and we thank their members and all krewes for their generosity.
Both Bacchus' and Tucks' themes have a Midas touch, though no one will confuse their distinct personalities. Bacchus adds two new multi-trailer floats, the Bacchaneer, celebrating Louisiana's pirates, and the BacchaKong family. Tucks is known for its let-it-all-hang-out funky vibe. It adds the "Tucks Brothel" and "Funky Uncle" floats.
I, Rex Duke™, the world's first and foremost parade critic, have prepared parade previews for the second weekend of parades in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. On the following pages, you'll find useful information about themes, honored royalty, throws to watch for, schedules and maps.
As always, I will review parades and post recaps and photos on bestofneworleans.com as well as in my annual review in
Gambit after Mardi Gras revelry concludes.
Enjoy the parades!
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Wednesday, Feb. 7
Druids and Nyx
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Thursday, Feb. 8
Babylon, Chaos and Muses
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Friday, Feb. 9
Hermes, d'Etat, Morpheus and Centurions
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Saturday, Feb. 10
N.O.M.T.O.C., Iris, Tucks, Edymion and Isis
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Sunday, Feb. 11
Okeanos, Mid-City, Thoth, Bacchus, Napoleon, Athena and Pandora
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Monday, Feb. 12
Proteus and Orpheus
Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Fat Tuesday
Zulu, Rex and Argus
Rex's celebrates 'L'Ancienne Nouvelle-Orleans'
A look at the krewe's 2018 bulletin