NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Thousands lined the parade route to witness a trio of back to back carnival parades Thursday evening.
Muses, the all female krewe known for its glittery shoe throws and dazzling shoe float, was the final parade of the evening with a slew of energetic marching bands.
Before Muses, the Krewes of Babylon and Chaos rolled the traditional parade route which begins in the Uptown area and rolls down St. Charles Avenue past Gallier Hall.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with Police Supt. Michael Harrison watched the parade from the reviewing stands.
Many parade watchers were from out of town. They easily mingled with locals who live for the annual carnival season.
"This is the second time that I've been here, I came last year with some friends of mind. I'm an accountant, so I had to lie and cheat to take some time off," said Daffney Ullman of Tampa, Florida.
"I think this is a great time, this is my first time. My girlfriend - I met her and her family and her parents took me down here and they are showing me the time of my life," Brent Walsh, of Detroit, Michigan stated.
Some could not wait until Muses floats passed by.
"I like the high heeled shoes. Yes, I get one every year," said Kim Hawkins.
"I'm the Gold Fathom Saints Super Fan. It's wonderful, wonderful, it's good to see the crowds from out of town here, everybody is having a great time," said a man dressed in a black and gold cape.