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Mardi Gras 2018: week two 

Rex Duke™’s guide to the parades, themes and throws in the final week of Carnival

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Rex Duke™, the world's first and foremost parade critic, offers his annual preview of Mardi Gras parades — Week Two.

Hail, loyal subjects! Carnival always shines in purple, green and gold, but this year has a couple of golden anniversaries. The krewes of Bacchus and Tucks mark their 50th years presenting parades for our entertainment, and we thank their members and all krewes for their generosity.

  Both Bacchus' and Tucks' themes have a Midas touch, though no one will confuse their distinct personalities. Bacchus adds two new multi-trailer floats, the Bacchaneer, celebrating Louisiana's pirates, and the BacchaKong family. Tucks is known for its let-it-all-hang-out funky vibe. It adds the "Tucks Brothel" and "Funky Uncle" floats.

  I, Rex Duke™, the world's first and foremost parade critic, have prepared parade previews for the second weekend of parades in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. On the following pages, you'll find useful information about themes, honored royalty, throws to watch for, schedules and maps.

  As always, I will review parades and post recaps and photos on bestofneworleans.com as well as in my annual review in

Gambit after Mardi Gras revelry concludes.

  Enjoy the parades!



Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Wednesday, Feb. 7
Druids and Nyx

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Thursday, Feb. 8
Babylon, Chaos and Muses

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Friday, Feb. 9
Hermes, d'Etat, Morpheus and Centurions

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Saturday, Feb. 10
N.O.M.T.O.C., Iris, Tucks, Edymion and Isis

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Sunday, Feb. 11
Okeanos, Mid-City, Thoth, Bacchus, Napoleon, Athena and Pandora

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Monday, Feb. 12
Proteus and Orpheus

Mardi Gras 2018: parades for Fat Tuesday
Zulu, Rex and Argus

Rex's celebrates 'L'Ancienne Nouvelle-Orleans'
A look at the krewe's 2018 bulletin

Parade Maps

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