mardigras mourning went off about five am for the bonegals…. we hit ann linn’s homespace gallery for a kick off with a brass band, members of several bands, who came out to make noise with us. The B.O.M.B. bearded oysters marching band, some of the pair o dice tumblers, and more. we ate some lovely cupcakes, banana bread, mimosa’s, bloody mary’s and coffee, before we headed to high bohemia! Miss Jessica Ruby was pleased to be awakened by us, and then the skull club, Lewis-KDV, over to mardigras zone, even a stop at kajuns pub, and then over to Alan’s house for a lovely breakfast party, with sandwich biscuits, burrito’s, mimosa’s, bloodys, shots, wine, fruit, king cake and more!
We hit the streets after that feast to meet up with the bywater bone boys, and krewe zoolu where we made up at least several blocks of skellie madness. then on to martha’s house from the st roch tavern for more drinks, and more noise. we rounded out by hitting the streets for st anne, and schiro’s, where steve graced us with more mimosa’s, and baileys cupcakes with jameson creme filling. We headed from there to the R BAR, and of special note? the wonderful TROJAN HORSE was out there, and more. lots of great costumes, friends, and then over to the backstreet cultural museum, where we bumped into guardians of the flame, and the northside skull and bone. it was a wonderful day that was magical, and mystical.
The grande finale, if you kept up? was the mardigras indian orchestra at the hi ho lounge, featuring a bevy of famous musicians, on stage, playing many sets, and dancing, eating, and drinking into the early hours of the evening, where we all departed, and collapsed with boney dreams of next year.
What can I say? all on a mardigras day!