Put On Your Dancing Shoes

The Krewe of Muses rolled last night and lived up to their reputation as one of the best throwing parades of Mardi Gras. 

In Greek mythology, the Muses are the Greek goddesses (Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania) who were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory and were patrons of the arts and sciences. In New Orleans they are street names and one of the best parades of the season. The Krewe of Muses has 1100 members, of which roughly 700 ride in 23 floats. The parade theme is a secret until just before they roll and this year it was Dancing With Muses, in keeping with their best known symbol and most coveted throw, the Muses Shoe.

The Muses are known for shoes. Big, guady, flashy shoes. Photo by John Patrick Foley.

The parade has become one of Mardi Gras’ favorites, with satirical float themes ,  great marching bands, a multitude of great throws and humorous sub groups including the Big Easy Rollergirlsthe Pussyfooters, the Rolling Elvi and the 610 Stompers.

Here’s a view live shots of the fun …

 

 

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