Heading to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year? Be sure to party with other Star Wars fans at Krewe Of Chewbacchus!
The krewe will start at the Big Top, 1638 Clio St., and travel through the Central Business District on March 6 at around 6 p.m. Mad scientist pedicabs will carry the celebrity royalty. Brass bands playing funky renditions of science fiction theme songs (”The Imperial March” on tuba?) will set the pace.
Inspired by Zulu and then Muses, who created the much-sought-after throws of decorated coconuts and shoes, respectively, the Chewbacchus will create and then toss to the crowds furry, homemade wookiee bandleros, such as those worn by the huge, furry Star Wars creature who inspired the krewe’s name and theme.
More info here at Nola.com.