Say it isn't so!! The captain of Muses has emphatically denied knowing about any of this! Yeah...right.
The Tale of 2 Krewes:
On one side of the doubloon you have a benevolent organization that gives back to the community and also goes out of its way to make a little girl that was treated rudely at their parade happy.
On the other side of the doubloon you have an organization professing to be kid-friendly with vulgar floats and dance groups (Bearded Oysters, Camel Toe Steppers, etc) and now we learn that the same satire they revel in hurts their feelings, so they retaliate by vandalizing a rival krewe's parade/property.
Way to stay classy Muses.
Last time I bought boiled crawfish from there my friend who is Asian swore they were boiled with chili oil. They had a greasy feel to them and were awful in taste.
Hot Sushi...(like that name!)
"I'm tired of "riders threw plenty of beads" being a factor that might affect the rating. I don't mind encouraging more creative throws, especially handmade ones that prevent Mardi Gras from being nothing but a barrage of "made in China" garbage. But just throwing beads? I think riders feel pressured to throw as much as possible, which leads to armfuls of junky plastic beads filling our streets. I like the flirt. I like the begging. I like a rider pointing right at me and then the sting as the beads fly right into my hands. Now I get a giant wad of beads thrown directly at my head, and more than likely, I'll just let them bounce right off me onto the ground. We need to stop this bead inflation and realize it's quality over quantity!"
you are so right. Look at the ground after 2 parades have passed. Nobody wants to catch the "regular" throws any more. They want specialty items. Now it's as if the riders are feeding catfish in a Mississippi pond, except that the catfish eat all they are thrown!
I think the riders throw too much and it de-values the throws considerably.
Not sure what the answer is...
I am far from a bible-thumping right-winger but I still don't get how Muses can play the role of being a child friendly parade while having such marching groups as "The Camel Toe Steppers", "The Bearded Oysters" and, the less offensive "Pussyfooters"?
I would like one of the Muses members to explain to my 11 year old niece and 12 year old nephew what the meaning of each of these groups' names are?
Aside from that hypocrisy, I seemed to miss why this krewe deserved the ranking. I am far from obtuse but some of the floats' titles had me scratching my head. Perhaps in the future they may copy another krewe, Le Krewe deTat, in yet another way and distribute a "bulletin" explaining their floats before the parade.
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