Weather Report as of Tuesday Jan 3rd:
Partly Cloudy/Fog – High 71 / Low 51
(20% Rain chance on Sunday which we’ll keep an
eye on since things could shift a day in either direction )
CRAPS Cocktail Party – Friday February 6th
Where: Tom’s House
Time: 6-9 PM
Hosts Tom and Hilde graciously let us invade their wonderful home for nice warm up gathering to the parade. This party is BYOB.
Toni will be bringing your krewe cups and Nickels to the Cocktail Party. These are usually given with the costume packages but the merchandise was not available in time. If you do not get these at the cocktail party, you’ll have to run me down some other time, or possibly even after Mardi Gras – horrors!!
If you have not invited your friends to join us for the best $25.00 party in town, then shame on you. The last information received was that tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Tell your friends to pick them up at one of the following locations ASAP:
The Studio at Colton Gift Shop, 2300 St. Claude Ave. 504-822-8281
Gift Shop Hours: Thu-Sun, Noon – 6 PM.
The rest of the Studio at Colton is open every day Noon – 6 PM (except Monday)
The Louisiana Music Factory, 210 Decatur St. 504-586-1094
Store Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday, Noon – 6 PM
Up in Smoke, 4507 Magazine St., 504-899-0005
Store Hours: Mon-Sun, 11 AM – 7 PM
Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing & Costumes, 4204 Magazine St. 504-897-6310
Store Hours: Mon-Sat, 11 AM – 6 PM
Petcetera, 3205 Magazine St. 504-269-8711
Store Hours: Tue-Sat, 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, Noon – 6 PM (closed Monday)
La Farmacia in the Den of Muses, 2716 Royal St.
(enter in the back on Architect St. between Port and St. Ferdinand)
Store Hours: Sat-Sun, Noon – 4 PM and Thursday 7 – 9 PM
PREPARADE WARM UP PARTY
February 7th –
Pre-Parade Party at 3:00 pm
1001 Esplanade Ave
Food will be provided by our Preparade Committee – who always do a great job and food is fantastic !!!
Music by our parade band The Paulin Brothers at 4:00 pm
** Bring some old money you have laying around to tip the band at the party!!
We will Second line to the Colton Academy around 5:00 so that the band can check in at 5:30. This is where you warm up your hips for dancing in the streets. If you have friends who want a Photo Op of our second line, our route will be:
Leave out of Buffa’s and head out 1 block against traffic on Burgundy,
right on Kerleric, left on Dauphine – cross Elysian Fields and then left on Mandeville street. You’ll be at yet another party before you know it.
NOTE: Get your wristband from me at Buffa’s before we head out. I will do my best to get there early and start getting them out to you all as soon as possible….
PRE-PARTY AT COLTON
We should get to the Studio at Colton about 5:15-5:20ish. We will have about 45 minutes to check out surroundings, find bathrooms, find krewe table. We will have a table set up as always for our krewe to gather. At this particular site we will have more than enough room to move around, forget last year altogether!!!
Our Super-Cute-Parade-Captain will call for krewes to hit the street behind the float around 6-6:15 pm with the parade starting at 6:30. Floats will be lined up on St. Claude and around the corner on Franklin Avenue…I promise you wont be able to miss them.
REMINDERS ABOUT STUDIO AT COLTON SITE:
Absolutely Positively NO SMOKING inside the building. This will be strictly enforced. There is a nice big area and tent out back where the floats will be stored for all for all of your smoking pleasures….
No Parking on Rampart Street behind Colton or on the Parade Route.
No Smoking inside Colton (did I say that already?)
Stay on First Floor of The Colton Site. Consider this private property and respect our gracious hosts.
No smoking inside Colton … seriously.
The back of Colton where we will enter before and after the parade will have signs designating Public/Krewe areas – General public entrance is on St. Claude. KDV members and brass bands enter in back on Rampart.
Besides the fabulous jello shots and munchies/sandwiches/drinks that will be found at our krewe table, there will be 2 bars located in the Public areas with Food– Burgers and FF,
Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice with option of Sausage to be added for meat lovers,
Shrimp Pasta, Black Bean Burritos for $5.00 (all proceeds from Burritos will be donated to the Studio at Colton School to refurbish their kitchen.)
Krewe area will have one bar. Abita and Miller Lite kegs and soft drinks will be available to krewe members. No alcohol will be served to any krewe member under the age of 21…no matter how cute they are !!
There will be a photographer set up to take your Party pics just like Prom Nite! I cant’ wait to see that, should be interesting to say the least…..
Main Band – Eric Lindel
Late Night Band – Zydepunks
Website for the Studio at Colton: