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2003 March of the Gaggle of Guedes in the St. Ann's Parade

Every yean La Source Ancienne Ounfo marches on Mardi Gras Day as "The Gaggle of Guedes". The St. Ann Parade is an informal and unofficial parade where residents of the Bywater, Marigny and French Quarter march in costume and take over the streets by sheer numbers. It is a blast every year and the dancing and revelry carries on far into the night.

The St. Ann Parade is loosely organized by The Krewe De Vieux. Every year the members of the Krewe De Vieux march in the St. Ann Parade to Canal street carrying the cremated remain of any Krewe members that died during the last year. Once at Canal street all of the parade goers stay to watch a parade (along with their deceased friends). Then the parade continues to the river where the cremated remains are scattered in the Mississippi River. From there the parade scatters also to pursue their own Mardi Gras festivities but La Source Ancienne heads down to P.J.’s Coffee House to have a “Cup-O-Joe” and relax before continuing the party. Of course P.J.’s has now closed so where we will end up after the St. Ann Parade in 2004 is anyone’s guess.



The Guedes hanging out before the parade
The Guedes hanging out before the parade

Walking to the parade
Walking to the parade

Elly mugging for the camera before the parade
Elly mugging for the camera before the parade

Two Guedes in the parade
Two Guedes in the parade

Everyone knows Guedes like to dance
Everyone knows Guedes like to dance

Seth, Lorien and Kenneth starting to look worn out
Seth, Lorien and Kenneth starting to look worn out

Vanessa gets some beads
Vanessa gets some beads

Elly looking scary
Elly looking scary

A Guede and Kalfou show up!
A Guede and Kalfou show up!

A view of the Parade
A view of the Parade

A picture of someone taking our picture
A picture of someone taking our picture

Guedes drink coffee?
Guedes drink coffee?

Ken, stop scaring the mundanes!
Ken, stop scaring the mundanes!

I can still manage an exhaused smile
I can still manage an exhaused smile

The Guedes in the coffee house...
The Guedes in the coffee house...



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