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Mardi Gras 2015: A few changes this year for Rex

this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; The Rex Organization (aka the School of Design) held its annual announcement lunch this afternoon at Antoine's to reveal more about the 2015 Rex procession, the theme of which will be "Wars That Shaped Early America" ? with a special ...

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Mardi Gras 2015: A few changes this year for Rex



The Rex Organization (aka the School of Design) held its annual announcement lunch this afternoon at Antoine's to reveal more about the 2015 Rex procession, the theme of which will be "Wars That Shaped Early America" ? with a special nod to the Battle of New Orleans, which is celebrating its bicentennial this year.

This year's floats include "Washington Crossing the Delaware," "Shays' Rebellion," "Tecumseh's War" and the "Boston Tea Party." Rex's signature floats ? including His Majesty's Bandwagon, the Boeuf Gras, the Royal Barge and the relatively new Butterfly King ? also will be in the 27-float procession.

One big change this year: Rex will not arrive at Spanish Plaza on Lundi Gras by Coast Guard cutter, as he has in the past.? [ Read more ]

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