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February 5 – Mardi Gras 2010 – Bay Area

Opening weekend of Mardi Gras is here!  Krewes unveiled floats and kicked off the 2010 Mardi Gras with beads, masks, costumes and revelry.  We started off our weekend celebrating with the official Krewe of Kemah, Krewe du Lac.  Lead by their Premier of Fun, Annabelle Ruch, the Krewe celebrated at Bakkhaus Taverna, for a night of good food, fun and drink.  This year’s theme for the Krewe is Pirates of the Far East and we certainly saw everything that a well dressed pirate should wear. Each year, Krewe du Lac hosts the Krewe du Lac Truck Parade.  Leading the only Mardi Gras parade south of the Galveston Bridge, the Krewe rolls through the Kemah Lighthouse District finishing up at T Bone Tom’s for a party, of course! Want more information on Krewe du Lac.  Visit www.KreweduLac.org.

Next stop was Galveston, specifically to visit our friends with Krewe Babalu.  Gladden Walters, the President of Krewe Babalu, had his Amigos para Siempre going through dress rehearsals on proper bead throwing and merry making.  Newly renovated King Baba and Queen Lu, mounted on the front of the float, will lead this Krewe through the streets of Galveston during the Aquarius Parade and the Gambrinus Parade on Saturday, February 7.  Next weekend, Krewe Babalu will host the All Krewe Parade and participate in the Momus Grand Parade. 

And folks if you want a chance to truly experience the fun of Mardi Gras, ride a float in a Mardi Gras parade.   $100 will get you a float ride with these merry makers.  And that includes beads! Contact Galdden Walters at gladdenwalters@gmail.com or 281-703-3331. 

Listen in as Talk of the Bay catches some of the fun moments with both of these Purple, Green and Gold loving Krewes!

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