The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Announces Full Details on their All New Route, 2015 Parade “Royalty” and the Chewbacchanal Block Party
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus will throw their annual Carnival Parade and Chewbacchanal on February 7th, 2015. The Parade rolls prompt at 6pm on an all new longer route through the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods. The Science Fiction and Fantasy themed Krewe is doing a full-tilt religious parody theme this year… “Cult of the Sacred Drunken Wookiee”. The parade will feature an 11 foot tall golden wookiee effigy surrounded by a group of dancing devotees and over fifty sub-krewes rolling with their own satirical themes and group costumes.
The Krewe will be joined by guest celebrity “Pope” Andy Richter, who will be filming his Chewbacchus experience for the Conan Obrien Show!
In addition, Saint Peter Mayhew, the Mighty Chewbacca Himself, Incarnation of the Wookiee on Earth, Emperor for Life and Pope of Popes will roll in the 2015 Chewbacchus Parade. He will be joined by his lovely Royal Consort and Queen, Angie Mayhew, Our Lady of Space Grace!
Combined with Pope Andy Richter, we have a trinity of Chewbacchus “Royal” Divinity in the 2015 Chewbacchus Parade.
Long live the Space Cult!
All Hail Our Sacred Drunken Wookiee!
The Krewe of Chewbacchus is one of the easiest Mardi Gras krewe’s to be a part of and prides itself on its accessibility and informal structure. The krewe is open to one and all. Anyone who wants to roll in parade simply needs to pay their $42 yearly dues, show up in costume and join in the fun. All krewe members receive a wristband that allows them to roll in the parade and attend the post-parade bash, the Chewbacchanal.
Krewe members should check in at the Lineup on parade day between 3-5pm on parade day to receive their wristband. Anyone marching without a wristband will be pulled out of the lineup by Parade Security and asked nicely to leave. Anyone hostile will be handed over immediately to Chewbacchus’ NOPD parade detail.
Wristbands can also be picked up at any of the krewe’s open build days at the Den week leading up to the parade.
Castillo Blanco will be open for last minute work, contrpation drop off and wristband pickup during the week leading up to the Chewbacchus Parade at the following times.
Monday, Feb. 2nd: 4pm – 8pm
Tuesday, Feb. 3rd: 4pm – 8pm
Wednesday, Feb. 4th: 12noon – 8pm
Thursday, Feb. 5th: 4-8pm
Friday, Feb. 6th: 2pm – 4pm
The building will be open at 12noon on Saturday, Feb. 7th. PARADE DAY!
Lineup starts at 3pm. Get your wristbands early and avoid the maddness. We are rolling DEEP this year.
Anyone bringing a contraption to the parade can stash it at the Den for free during the week leading up to the parade. Contraptions can then be stashed at the Den following the parade for free until the following Saturday.
The parade lineup will start at the corner of Lesseps and Saint Claude Avenue and wind around Marais Street and up Poland Avenue. All registered sub-krewes will receive numbered spots in the lineup at check in. Individual marchers are welcome to roll wherever they please around and in between the more cohesive groups.
A route map is attached. There will be Krewe Only port-o-lets staged at the neutral ground on Elysian Fields and in the park on Dauphine Street across from the Joint. Krewe members who need to use these facilities are welcome to break out of the lineup and use the port-o-lets at their own discretion during the march.
All parade marchers bringing contraptions are encouraged to bring along a small trash can to collect any cups or trash they may generate on the route. We make a massive internal effort to keep our route and neighborhood clean. Please be respectful of our streets even in the midst of the revelry.
This years Chewbacchanal immediately follows the parade from 11 -2am. It will be a massive block party that occupies the entire 4300 block of Saint Claude Avenue including several large tented areas and outdoor art installations. It is absolutely free to all Krewe members and is open to the public. Entry is $15 for the general public, and only $10 for those dressed in costume. It is 21+ and the entertainment lineup includes: DJ MicPhedusha, Oscillation Communications, The Dead Music Capital Band, the Browncoat Brass Band and more. Several food trucks will be onsite for hungry partiers.
Sponsors include: ELOPE, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Secret Moonbase Productions LLC., Castillo Blanco LLC., Pompadour Productions and +1 Gaming.
For more info on the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus please visit: www.chewbacchus.org
Questions? Read the “Guide” on the Chewbacchus website.