Less than 24 hours to go before the Krewe of Muses takes to the streets of New Orleans! I cannot wait to ride. Each year I think, "Maybe this is the year that it won't be as exciting." As it turns out, each year is just as amazing as the one before.
Our 2012 theme is...
Muses Go Shopping: Taking it to the Limit
Our parade follows the old Carnival custom of incorporating satire into our float titles. This year, we played on the names and logos of some of our favorite stores...
Here are the sketches of our floats...
Crooks-A-Million (our local politicians who have some hard time coming...)
Fossil (Daddy Warbucks)
Roach (Permanent New Orleans residents)
Bed, Bath, and Begone (Tribute to walks of shame and one night stands)
Airoportale (Ick! I hate those airport xrays!)
Forever 44 (We'll never forget Superbowl 44)
Crate and Double Barrel (Pow! Pow!)
Build-an-Heir (A guide to creating your own prince or princess)
Toys 4 Us (Charlotte's favorite pet)
Adolescent and Rich (Can you smell the cologne from here?)
Things Forgotten (Paying homage to all of our city's favorite landmarks that have closed their doors)
Bald and Noble (We love Mayor Landrieu)
Wombs to Go (Surrogates Wanted)
Sayless (Sometimes less is more)
JCPenniless (Day late and a dollar short)
Bourbon Outfitters (We all love to hate the cheesy Bourbon Street tshirt shops)
Smears (It's campaign season)
Circus City (You can't please 99% of the people all of the time)
The Sharper Image (Governor Jindal's gotta keep up his image)
J Crude (I like my oysters without oil in 'em)
Sirens Float - It is truly a privilege to be a Muse
For those who will be joining us on the route, I'll be riding on the title float (#3), driver's side, bottom level, 2nd to last rider in the well.