Le Krewe d'Etat rolls Friday night on the traditional Uptown route

Le Krewe d'Etat rolls Friday night on the traditional Uptown route

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The satirical Le Krewe d'Etat will roll tonight along the traditional Uptown route.

In the krewe's Central City den they're getting ready to roll for their 20th year in what has become a Friday night tradition following the Krewe of Hermes.

This krewe is one many folks look forward to for a variety of reasons.

Their funny, irreverent take on current events, politics, celebrities and all the issues of the day are what draw fans back year after year.

Another reason the crowds come out is the slew of coveted throws unique to Krewe d'Etat.

Beads with skulls with the blinking light up eyes, banana beads from the Banana float, and the printed parade guide handed out by the Dictator's Skeleton Krewe.

It's not the largest krewe by any means -- only 415 riders.

The theme is also a tightly guarded secret until the floats begin to roll.

The Dictator, of course, is never revealed.

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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