New “krewe” coming to New Orleans ‘krewe’

ULM Hawkeye

On Jan. 6, a new “krewe” plans to help kick off New Orleans’ annual Carnival season.

A group known as the Phunny Phorty Phellows has long honored the arrival of the season by dressing up in costumes and taking a ride on the St. Charles Avenue street car.

New Orleans news outlets report that, now, another streetcar full of revelers plans to follow them.

A spokesman says the group, known as the Funky Uptown Krewe, hopes to encourage more people to come out for the start of the season and have many ideas to make more people come out.

One attraction involves literally catching music; the group will toss CDs featuring local bands.

Carnival season begins on Jan. 6 and continues until Mardi Gras – or Fat Tuesday – which falls on March 5.