Monday, March 23, 2009

Super Sunday

Yesterday was a special day in New Orleans. Every year, on the Sunday before St. Joseph’s Day, tribes of “Mardi Gras Indians” parade through the streets in all their finery.

The occasion is known as “Super Sunday.”

This year, the Sunday before St. Joseph’s Day was rainy. So Super Sunday was postponed till yesterday.

And I was too lazy to get out there and watch it! I heard today from Eric Overmyer (co-creator of “Treme”) that Dr. John marched with the Creole Wild West, the oldest of the Indian gangs. That would’ve been cool to witness.

Someone uploaded the following Super Sunday video to YouTube today:


that dude said...

I would love to rock one of those outfits one year.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Thing of it is... you have to make it yourself. Bead by bead.

They are beautiful, though.