Krewe du Vieux parade & the Krewe of Drips & Discharges, Mardi Gras,
PARADE DAY: February 7, 2009
2009 Krewe du Vieux's Stimulus Package!
King Frankie Ford
The “Unofficial, Underground”
Krewe of Drips & Discharges Web Page
Le Monde de Merde ARCHIVES
Le Monde de Merde archives provided courtesy of Krewe du Vieux. All rights reserved.
The official 2009 parade route
1993 was the first year the Drips & Discharges took to the streets for our first “annual stumble through the French Quarter”. Six of our current members were there – although none of us seem to have any memory of the event! They are: Jim & Tonia Aiken, Julie Bounds, Eileen Duffy McKeown, Norman McSwain and Sandra Pelas.
DRIPS & DISCHARGES HISTORY
Themes & Royalty from Years Past with links to the Drips & Discharges’ Le Monde de Merde Articles & other memorabilia.
All information and photos provided courtesy of Eileen McKeown
PRIOR YEAR THEMES & ROYALTY:
A Sub Krewe of the Krewe du Vieux
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2009 Theme: Cockmarket Investment Spankers
This web site is the home of the Krewe of Drips & Discharges, a Sub Krewe of the Krewe du Vieux parade organization. The Drips & Discharges was born in the Emergency Room of Touro Infirmary, about two weeks before parade day in 1993, and was the “brain child” of our founding member and Captain, Dr. Jim Aiken. Many of our founding members work in the healthcare profession – therein lies the reasoning (and the satire) behind our name. As one of the original members, Webmistress, Secretary and/or Treasurer for 17 years -- and with a passion for fun and a love for our Krewe, I have offered the information, history and photos shared on this site for your pleasure and entertainment. I hope you enjoy your visit! - Eileen
IT'S COOL TO BE A DRIP!
AKA – The
“MUTHA” of all Krewes! The Krewe du Vieux is a Mardi Gras parade
that kicks off the Mardi Gras season in
In 2003, our 17th year, we reached the 900-member mark, making us one of the largest Mardi Gras organizations in the city. We are the ONLY Mardi Gras parade that still adheres to the old traditions of Carnival, as it used to be, 100+ years ago. Mule or hand drawn floats, costumed revelers dancing in the streets, jazz musicians, and satirical themes that poke fun at all those things you’re not suppose to talk about in public – politics, sex & religion! HEY - it’s Carnival, and all in good fun,
Each year, the MUTHA Krewe comes up with an idea for a theme. The 17 Sub Krewes then take that theme and apply their own individual interpretations. Floats and costumes are all the creative work of the members – and “creative work” is an understatement by anyone’s definition. We have no corporate sponsors, and no paid vendors who are members of the Krewe. We are truly a work of love made possible each year by the hard work and dedication of the members themselves.
organization, the Krewe du
Vieux is funded solely through its membership. Our strong dedication to promoting New
Orleans music and its musicians makes it possible for us to share the streets
of the French Quarter each year with 19 of the city’s finest jazz/brass
bands, including Treme, Li’l
Rascals, Storyville Stompers,
Li’l Stooges, Newbirth,
Mo’ Lasses & the Paulin Brothers, to name
a few. The Kazoozie
Floozies also make an annual appearance with the Krewe. We’ve enjoyed the privilege of having
some of the most talented personalities in the city reign as our
Royalty! A purely New
Born in 1987, the Krewe du Vieux originated out of the ruins of the now-defunct Krewe of Clones organization. Some folks just can’t get enough of a good thing! Visit the Krewe du Vieux web site at www.kreweduvieux.org for more information.
This site is provided courtesy of Eileen McKeown
All photos Ó Copyright 2007 Eileen McKeown
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