Krewe du Vieux is the adults only parade that precedes Mardi Gras. It is made up of many smaller social krewes that spend all year deciding on their theme and building their floats and costumes. When I lived in New Orleans I participated in six parades. It is a fun and crazy time that usually ends in drunken debauchery. The throws some of the krewes toss from the parade have included in the past condoms, miniature penises, dildoes, etc. You get the picture. This year’s floats included the Governor of Louisiana (paper mache likeness) fucking the state bird, a takeoff on Continental Airlines – Cuntinental Airlines, and other bodily orifices and fluids. It’s great fun with a great party afterwards.