Mardi Gras Moments: Muses

The Bathing Muses, an overflowing bubble bath float, holds members of the all-female krewe as they throw beads and other trinkets, including their famous glitter shoes.

The Bathing Muses, an overflowing bubble bath float, holds members of the all-female krewe as they throw beads and other trinkets, including their famous glitter shoes.

Here are a few images taken at one of my favorite parades, the Krewe of Muses, last Thursday night.  The Muses were the first all-female organization to parade at night in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, a coveted time slot and location for parading.  The Muses are famous for their “glitter shoes” which they hand out as prize throws to adoring fans along the parade route.  If you are ever visiting a house in New Orleans and see a lovingly adorned, sparkly shoe on display you’ll know the owner scored it at a Muses parade.  I was lucky enough to catch one myself!

Parades in Uptown are truly family events.  I became instant friends with the families around me, checking out the fun “throws” they were collecting and feeding of their giddy energy.

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