We march every year during Mardi Gras, it's what we do

It has been said that a Scotchman has not seen the world until he has seen Edinburgh; and I think that I may say that an American has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi-Gras in New Orleans.
— Mark Twain

January 23, 2016

Posing behind the float (& Sharper)

Posing behind the float (& Sharper)

Jim looks excited

Jim looks excited

The original four: Bob, Sean, Kevin & Louie

The original four: Bob, Sean, Kevin & Louie

The Fabulous Four

The inaugural year of the Krewe of R.U.M. had just four members (Bob, Sean, Kevin & Louie). We were small, but enthusiastic. Three of the Krewe members marched and one (Bob) rode on a scooter, because he had torn a couple of ligaments shortly before on his 50th birthday (it's all downhill after 50).

The theme was circus themed, so we dressed as ringmasters and pulled a wagon that was decorated as a circus wagon. We didn't have enough room for all of our floats, so we stashed half of our throws at a friend's house (thanks DiDi!) that lived along the route, so we could resupply when we got to the French Quarter.

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February 18, 2017

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the dirty dozen

2017 saw our Krewe grow to twelve men strong (plus one sexy lady that pulled our float).

This was also the year we added a float to the mix and the theme was "Rise Up: Get out of bed & Drink Rum". Our float featured a bed with a couple of palm trees.

This is also the year we added our red smoking jackets to the mix. 

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Our traditional route starts on Royal & Franklin Streets at 7 pm. We follow Krewe du Vieux through the Marigny and the French Quarter, but we end up in different locations.

This year, we handed out pirate duckies that had R.U.M. 2017 written on the bottom. We also handed out our proclamations with our Krewe story and our signature cocktail recipe.

On the way back to the Bedlam Ball, we picked up our ladies, who watched the parade from Decatur Street in the French Quarter. 

If you see us marching, scream Krewe of R.U.M. and we will get you some throws.

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January 27, 2018

Most of the Krewe

Most of the Krewe

Make Predators Extinct

2018 was the year of the big rain scare. It was supposed to thunder and lightning and pour rain all day. It did rain pretty steady throughout the early afternoon until around 5 pm, when, inexplicably, the rain parted and went north and south of the city, but the parade route was virtually dry 

Love at 1st sight

Love at 1st sight

Here comes the Krewe Banner

Here comes the Krewe Banner

What a great necklace for our theme

What a great necklace for our theme

This year, the ladies joined us

This year, the ladies joined us

The founding four members

The founding four members

Jason takes a turn on the bike

Jason takes a turn on the bike

Arron at the helm

Arron at the helm

Our theme was "Make Predators Extinct" and our float featured four accused sexual predators (Trump, Sharper, Besh & Sharper). We called on all people of New Orleans (and beyond) to stop sexual predators, understand about consent and be cool with rejection.

Our throws were a hit and was a good representation of our theme.

Jim looks excited

Jim looks excited

Our float coming down the stret

Our float coming down the stret

Touchdown Jesus

Touchdown Jesus

Krewe members from Chicago

Krewe members from Chicago

We had over 10,000 throws and we made sure the crowds that came out, despite the bad wether predictions, got plenty of goodies from the Krewe of R.U.M.

The ladies!

The ladies!

The Krewe at the Pre-Party with the Krewe of King James

The Krewe at the Pre-Party with the Krewe of King James