The morning was spent at John's place, where he hosted his annual always fabulous pre-parade breakfast. There were czars, blackamoors, queens, mayan priestesses, go go boys, lost children, lesbians, found children, kings, queens, human tombs, dogs, and more queens.
Anyway, here are a few random pictures from the day. Get yourself drunk and pretend you're there!
|from the kitchen window|
The Human Tomb arrives
|The human tomb, with go go boys|
|Dog... in gym shorts (or maybe a donkey, not sure)|
|The back yard|
|The front yard|
|Bizarre old New Orleanian delicacy, "Russian Cake" or "Creole Trifle" Stale cake and jam, pressed into a mold and weighed down by bricks...then soaked in lots of rum.|
After the party, it was off to the St. Anne parade....a meandering, claustrophobic crowd of people in costume snaking its way from Bywater to the Quarter, with stops at bars along the way.
|RIP Don C.|
|Jesus... dancing with bunny|
|Daddy's little angel of death|
|The rolling wrestling ring|
|Zebra in a crinoline, with cigarette|
|The steampunk trojan horse (which I never did get to see, alas)|