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Krewe du Vieux’s “All Fired Up,” Baby!

[1]Postively Flamin’

Of all New Orleans’s wonderful (and some rather sedate) Carnival krewes, Krewe du Vieux [2] is the sassiest, fiestiest, and wittiest, and it pains us to miss even one parade. Led by the great Dr. John as King, this year’s parade’s theme was “All Fired Up” (there was a fire last summer in the krewe’s Den of Muses, quenched by the NOFD).

The krewe’s full name is Krewe du Vieux Carré [3], and its subkrewes include Krewe de C.R.A.P.S. (shown here), Krewe of Space Age Love, Krewe du Mishigas, Seeds of Decline, Mystic Krewe of Spermes . . . you get the picture. So, to show you what you’re missing when you miss the Krewe du Vieux parade (always three Saturdays before Mardi Gras—Feb. 16 this year), we present some pix from our friend Maitri Erwin’s Flickr photostream [4] (also see her smart, cool VatulBlog [5]). The theme of her subkrewe, C.R.A.P.S., was “Walk on Burning Sphincters.”

Here are some good readers’ photos posted at NOLA.com [6].

Oh, and did we mention the Saints are in the Super Bowl? Who Dat? [7] Who Dat? [8] Feelin’ “Glory Bound [9],” y’all.

Ready To Roll by Maitri.

Maitri, ready to roll

Krewe De C.R.A.P.S. Pre-Party by Maitri.

Krewe de C.R.A.P.S. pre-party

Krewe du Vieux 2010: We Be Marchin' by Maitri.

Flamin’ down Royal Street in the Quarter

Krewe du Vieux 2010: We Be Marchin' by Maitri.

Krewe De C.R.A.P.S. Pre-Party by Maitri.

Krewe de C.R.A.P.S. pre-party

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