We march every year during Mardi Gras, it's what we do
January 23, 2016
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.
February 18, 2017
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.
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.
January 27, 2018
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
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.
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.