Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chewbacchus Part Two: The Parade-er-ing

Peter & Angie Mayhew in Chewbacchus (Photo: NOLA.com)
Last week I took you on a backstage tour of the geekiest Mardi Gras parade around, The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus (check it out here). This time, I'm bringing you photos from the parade itself as it rolled down the streets of New Orleans delighting the masses. With the great Wookie himself, Peter Mayhew, and his lovely wife Angie at the forefront (followed closely by Andy Richter from the Conan show) the walking parade wound along a nearly 4 mile route filled with enthusiastic fans and revelers hoping to snag some nerd swag and snapping endless photos. Follow along for some of the photos of my favorite Mardi Gras parade, and one hell of a block party!

Now, keep in mind that it is nearly impossible to do this parade justice via photos or video, but I know that not all of you could make it out to New Orleans, so I'm gonna do my best to spread the Chewy love! Some of it is straight cosplay, some of it is a hilarious mash-up of multiple fandoms, some of it is just plain wacky, but all of it is insanely fun:


The 610 Wampas are a parody of popular New Orleans club, the 610 Stompers:
The 610 Stompers weren't in Chewbacchus, but they are absolutely worth looking up. These guys are tons of fun! (Photo: 610 Stompers)



Best hunk o' junk in the 'verse
(Photo: Nelson Bending Nelson via Facebook)
The Krewe of Sharknadeaux would randomly "swarm" (run around in circles) and it was glorious!
Pirate DJ is droppin' those beatz.
The Face of Booze is a working bar, because of course it is.

(Photo: Becky Plexco / Enigma Arts Photography)
(Photo: Sarah Myers via Facebook)
(Photo: Sarah Myers via Facebook)
(Photo: Sarah Myers via Facebook)
(Photo: Becky Plexco / Enigma Arts Photography)

(Photo: Becky Plexco / Enigma Arts Photography)
(Photo: Greg Fassnacht via Facebook)
(Photo: Becky Plexco / Enigma Arts Photography)

(Photo: Marybeth Bornio via Facebook)
(Photo: Jerri Kallam via Facebook)
Some of the awesome throws caught from this year's parade.

**Special thank you to the members of Chewbacchus who graciously allowed me to use their photos after my flash unit decided to sacrifice itself in the name of the Sacred Drunken Wookie! All Hail!**

7 comments:

  1. OMG. Never in my life have I wanted to go to a Mardi Gras parade more than I do right now. My people!

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    1. It is a sight to be seen, and truly the best part of Mardi Gras. I cannot recommend this parade enough!

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  2. Not everyone gets what we are and do. You obviously understand and it helps tremendously. You have captured so much of the overwhelming amount of awesome that is Chewbacchus. Thank you so much for your excellent coverage of our parade.

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    1. Wow. Thank you! You guys did all the hard work; I just posted a bunch of pretty pictures :) Can't wait til next year!!

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