PHOTOS: Krewe du Vieux, Krewedelusion stay true to salacious satire

The Krewe du Vieux parody parade skewers political figures and pop-culture and is often NSFW (Not Safe For Work).

by Matthew Hinton
February 10, 2020

Harry Shearer reigns again as King Plenipotentiary; Captain of New Orleans for Krewedelusion’s “Hard Rock the Boat” theme, while Krewe du Vieux kicks of the election season with the theme “Erection 2020” and Queen B.B. St. Roman, of the#NOPD Homeless assistance unit. The Krewe du Vieux parody parade skewers political figures and pop-culture and is often NSFW (Not Safe For Work).

The parade starts in the Bywater before heading through the Marigny and French Quarter. Sub-krewes include the Krewe of C.R.U.D.E., Krewe of Space Age Love, Krewe of Underwear, Seeds of Decline, Krewe of Mama Roux, Krewe of L.E.W.D., Krewe of Drips and Dis- charges, Krewe of K.A.O.S., Knights of Mondu, T.O.K.I.N., Krewe Rue Bourbon, Krewe de C.R.A.P.S., Mystic Krewe of Spermes, Mystic Krewe of Comatose, Mystic Krewe of Inane, Krewe du Mishigas and Krewe of SPANK.

Krewedelusion featured The Laissez Boys of New Orleans shall serve as the King Plenipotentiary’s Royal Honor Guard; and the enlightened participants in the procession comprise krewedelusion’s Innerkrewes: The AlKreweists; Krewe of Bananas; Krewe de Mayahuel; Krewe du Jieux; The Baby Dolls; Krewe de Libertas; Her Royal Heinie; The Pony Girls; Krewe du Moi; Krewe du Fool; Krewe du Sue; The L Train Brass Band Krewe; … and Boleyns; Krewe de Seuss and the interactive recycling Krewe: The Trashformers!

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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