The Krewe du Vieux and the Krewe of Drips & Discharges Mardi Gras Parade Organization New Orleans, LA

 

 

THE KREWE OF DRIPS & DISCHARGES

2005 MEMBERS INFO – ALL THE NEWS THAT IS THE NEWS!

Updated 1/26/05

 

QUICK REFERENCE LINKS

KDV THEME, ROYALTY, MUSIC

DIRECTIONS TO DEN OF MUSES

D&D THEME, COSTUMES, FLOAT DECORATIONS

MEMBERSHIP DUES

KdV BREWE DOO  

KdV FALL FUN RAZOR

PARADE

MEETING DATES & DEADLINES

KDV SAFETY PROGRAM  

PRE PARADE PARTY

THROWS, VIDEOS & KDV SPORTSWEAR

PARADE DAY EVENTS

KREWE DU VIEUX DOO

FLOAT REPAIRS/UPGRADES

DOO TICKETS        

CONTACT OUR OFFICERS

 

 

WE’RE GOING TO BE 1ST IN THE PARADE LINEUP THIS YEAR – TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

 

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The Drips & Discharges 2005 Photo Album

2005 parade day photo gallery

 

2004 Wrap Up

2005 Retreat

Brewe Doo

Den of Muses

  Ready to Roll

 

WATCH THE MOVIE!

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KDV THEME/ROYALTY/MUSIC.  The Krewe du Vieux’s 2005 theme is “WWKdVD?” or “What Would Krewe du Vieux Do”, a satire on the “WWJD?” or “What Would Jesus Do” ministry.  Al “Carnival Time” Johnson will reign over our annual stumble through the French Quarter as this year’s royalty.  You can visit his web site at www.alcarnivaltimejohnson.com.  And, he’s invited Antoinette K-Doe to make an encore appearance as his Queen.  Music entertainment for 2005 has been confirmed!  Eh, La Bas will open the show following the parade, with Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen as the headliner, and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes as the late night entertainment.  The half time show promises to be uplifting!

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D&D THEME/COSTUMES/FLOAT DECORATIONS:  The Krewe of Drips & Discharges decided on a theme at our October 13th membership meeting.  This year, the Drips & Discharges are “PORN AGAIN”.  Costume ideas included nuns, priests, and lots of porn stars.  The deadline for placing costume orders was Monday, December 6, 2004 and YOUR ORDERS ARE IN.  Those members who have not picked up their costumes should contact Eileen at 833-6404 to make arrangements with her to get your order.  These costumes are NOT mandatory, as we always encourage your individual creativity!  We’re still working on our float decorations and will be meeting at the Den of Muses on weekends in January.  Special thanks to Ellis for putting together the float design; and for his artistic talents in making it all cum together.   Members are strongly encouraged (and we’re not beyond a little begging too) to join us at the Den on weekends in January to PARTY, help with our float decorations, making the signature Drips’ test tube throws, and offer ideas and suggestions.  We’d also like to meet you before parade day so we’ll know what you look like when you’re not wearing a costume!

The Krewe of Drips & Discharges 2005 Float Design

  

 

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PARADE.  The 2005 Krewe du Vieux parade is scheduled for Saturday, January 22, 2005.  The parade rolls promptly at 7:00 pm, and is scheduled to line up at the Den of Muses again this year.  Here’s the parade route:

 

SAFETY:  Please review the Krewe du Vieux’s Safety Program  - IT’S IMPORTANT - especially now that we’re getting a mule!

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THROWS, VIDEOS & KDV SPORTSWEAR.   Once again, the Drips & Discharges will provide our signature test tube throws for our members.  Please try to limit the amount of throws you are bringing with you on parade day - ya really don't need that much stuff anyway, and we still have throws left over from last year.  Beads are a pain in the neck - literally!  SPECIAL THANKS to all you ole' Hippie type members who came out to share your rolling skills.  They stuffed 3000 test tubes with our 2005 handout (see below) on January 9th.  KdV parade videos are still available at $10.00/each for the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004 parades.  Both VHS and DVD formats are now available!   Krewe du Vieux’s 2005 Sportswear orders are closed for the year.  KdV commemorative cups and WWKdVD? bracelets orders are also closed.  The deadline to order AND pay for KdV cups and wristbands was January 2, 2005.  Contact Eileen to order KdV sportswear, video copies, cups, wristbands, and other paraphernalia.

2005 Drips & Discharges Handout

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FLOAT REPAIRS/UPGRADES:  The front axle on the float has been permanently re-enforced to support the weight of a medically (or mentally) handicapped member.  Upgrades are underway to the existing structure so we’ll have better use of storage space for our throws.  Hear ye, hear ye!  All you mechanical and construction folks are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun!  Contact Amelie (286-1080) or Nate (234-5917) if you would like to help out.

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DIRECTIONS TO THE DEN OF MUSES.  From Elysian Fields and the River, turn on Chartres Street (away from the French Quarter).  Go down Chartres 4-5 blocks, one block past Feelings Cafe and Franklin Avenue (where it makes a “V”) and turn left on Port.  Go one block and turn right on Architect.  (You can only turn right on Architect and it is only one block long).  The Den access is in the middle of the block on the left.  If you get lost and need to call us, you can reach Amelie on her cell at 606-1080 or Nate on his cell at 234-5917.

 

MEMBERSHIP DUES:  MEMBERSHIP TOPPED OUT AT 65 AND IS CLOSED FOR THE YEAR!  Membership opened to 2004 members ONLY at $95.00 each until October 15, 2004.  After October 15th, membership was opened to past members until November 15, 2004, and then to new “virgin” members after November 15th.  On December 1st, dues went up to $125.00 each.  KdV has again adopted a “first come, first serve” policy this year and will cut off membership when they get 900 paid members.  Questions about membership should be directed to Pat at PAT'S EMAIL or Bob at BOB'S EMAIL.

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KREWE DU VIEUX BREWE DOO:  The KdV Brewe Doo was a “fun razor” held on Friday, October 1, 2004.  This year’s “DOO” was held at Tipitina’s Uptown from 8:00 pm til.  Music entertainment was provided by Eric Lindell.  Ten of our 17 Sub-krewes participated by brewing their own “home grown” brewes.  For a flat rate entry fee of $10.00, you got to drink all the home brewe you could stand – until it ran out.  The Drips & Discharges’ theme was “Tubing while Intoxicated”.  Sebastian volunteered to be our ‘Brewemeister’ again, and WON 1ST PLACE for his masterpiece: “Pee in the River” – WHICH MEANS the Drips get to be first in the parade lineup this year!  Traditionally a theme party, costumes were strongly encouraged and included “beach attire”, straw hats, flip flops, tubes, etc.  The Drips issued “Citations” from the Department of Wildlife & Festivities to anyone found to be intoxicated during the evening, and provided party favors, which included balloon tubes, and “tubing essentials” in plastic zip lock bags!  We also raised about $80 to help pay for this year’s mule by selling our signature, fruit filled jell-o shots.  Pictures are available via our Photo Gallery (above).  Thanks to all who showed up to show their support!

 

KREWE DU VIEUX FALL FUNRAISER:  The Krewe du Vieux Fall Funraiser was scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2004, from 9:00 pm until . . .  One Eyed Jack’s (615 Toulouse Street) is the place to be!  Thanks to all the Drips who stopped in to show their support.  Tickets were $10 at the door.  Twangorama, L’il Queenie and the Bonerama Horns provided the music entertainment – IT WAS AN AWESOME SHOW!!!  All in all, it promised and WAS a real “Bangorama”, and costumes (as always) were strongly encouraged.

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MEETING DATES & DEADLINES:  Mark your calendars now for the following dates:

 

DATE
EVENT/PLACE
TIME

2004

 

 

September 10, 11, 12

Drips & Discharges’ Committees Retreat to the Swamps

Lake Maurepas & the Tickfaw River

All weekend long!

September 26

General Membership meeting

918 Papworth Avenue, Metairie, LA

12:00 noon – 7 pm

October 1

KdV Brewe DOO/Tipitina’s Uptown

Music by Eric Lindell

8 pm – til

October 13

General Membership meeting & THEME VOTE

Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street, in the back room

6 pm – 9 pm

October 14

Krewe du Vieux Goes to the Theater

Burn K-Doe Burn play @ Rock N Bowl Down Under

8 pm – 10 pm

October 15

DEADLINE:  DUES due for 2004 members ($95.00/member)

Membership opens to past members

 

November 15

DEADLINE:  DUES due for past members ($95.00/member)

Membership opens to NEW members

 

November 17

General Membership & COSTUME ORDER meeting

Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street, in the back room

6 pm – 9 pm

November 28

SICK MINDS NEEDED!  To write our Le Monde de Merde Article.  Pizza, the Saints game & a story @ Eileen’s house, 918 Papworth Avenue, Metairie, LA

3 pm – 8 pm

December 1

DEADLINE:  DUES increase to $125.00/member

 

December 2

DEADLINE:  KdV Sportswear orders & payment due (www.getaway44.com/KDV)

 

December 2

DEADLINE:  Drips & Discharges Le Monde de Merde Article due

 

December 4

KdV Fun Razor, One Eyed Jack’s 615 Toulouse Street

Music by Twangorama, Lil’ Queenie & the Bonerama Horns

$10.00 per person – at the door

9 pm – 1 am

December 5

General Membership meeting, float decoration, and last chance to order costumes/accessories from the catalog

DEN OF MUSES

1 pm – 6 pm

December 6

DEADLINE - Drips’ costume orders & payment due

(www.dripsanddischarges.org/costume05)

 

December 15

General Membership meeting & float decoration

DEN OF MUSES

6 pm – 9 pm

 

HAPPY HOLIDAZE!

 

2005

 

 

January 2

General Membership meeting and float decoration

DEN OF MUSES

1 pm – 6 pm

January 2

DEADLINE:  KdV Cups & WWKdVD Wristbands orders AND payment due.

Contact Eileen

January 9

General Membership meeting and float decoration

DEN OF MUSES

1 pm – 6 pm

January 15 and 16

General Membership meeting and float decoration

DEN OF MUSES

1 pm – 6 pm

January 21

Pre Parade Party & set up/State Palace Theater

3 pm – 9 pm

January 22

Drips and Discharges Pre Parade Party @ Acme Jen’s Art Gallery, 5700 Magazine Street (next to Whole Food Grocery)

BRING $4 FOR BUS RIDE & $2 FOR BAND TIP

Parade day/Lineup @ the Den of Muses

KdV PARADE BEGINS

Krewe du Vieux DOO/State Palace Theater

2 pm – 4 pm

 

 

3 pm – 6 pm

7 pm

9ish – til

 

PRE PARADE PARTY:  The KdV Pre Parade Party and set up will be held at the State Palace Theater on Friday, January 21, 2005 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  Beer, soft drinks and sandwiches will be provided.  This is the time to bring in your “party favors” for the KdV DOO following the parade, including hard liquor, SMALL coolers, changes of clothes/shoes, disposable cameras, or anything else you’d like to have with you and don’t want to haul along the parade route.  We also need to stake out our spot (AS CLOSE TO THE BAR AS POSSIBLE) for Saturday night, and hang our banner!  Last minute DOO tickets for friends and cohorts can also be purchased at this event.  NO LARGE ICE CHESTS ARE ALLOWED AND VALUABLES ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED!  If you can’t live without it – DON’T BRING IT!

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PARADE DAY EVENTS:  Make arrangements before 2:00 pm on parade day to 1) get your throws on the float at the Den of Muses (either Friday night or Saturday morning), and 2) park your cars near the State Palace Theater, or wherever you’ll want to retrieve them that night after the DOO.  The Drips & Discharges will gather together for a pre-parade and make up/costume decorating party from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Jennifer Lindsley’s “ACME” Art Gallery located at 5700 Magazine Street (right next to Whole Foods Grocery).  Limited parking is available, but you are strongly encouraged to catch a ride.  Bring refreshments!  Party foods, sandwich trays, covered dishes, snacks and drinks (coolers and ice will be provided).  Disposable dishes are recommended.  At 4:00 pm, we’ve chartered a school bus to pick us up @ Acme Jen’s and take us all down to the parade line up.  If you haven’t made this ride before, you’ve missed a really great time - so please plan on it this year.  THERE IS NO PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE DEN OF MUSES ON PARADE DAY, SO DON’T EVEN TRY!  (The last member who did had her car run over by a mule.)  Member’s wristbands will be distributed at the parade lineup, which you’ll need to be wearing to participate in the parade, AND get into the KdV DOO afterwards.  And, please remember to be considerate of the neighbors.  They like us and we want to keep it that way.   Stash your trash in appropriate places; and please guys, use the port-o-lets!

 

KREWE DU VIEUX DOO:  The KdV DOO will be held at the State Palace Theater immediately following the parade.  Members will enter through the Rampart Street entrance.  You’ll need to be WEARING your wristband (which you’ll get at the parade lineup) to get into the State Palace Theater and get free drinks (beer, soft drinks, juices, set ups) – NO EXCEPTIONS.  Proceed upstairs to the designated Krewe area and our Drips & Discharges section (as close to the bar as we can possibly get).  The free drinks are available at the designated member area bars only, but food and mixed drinks are available for purchase in public areas at the State Palace Theater.

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DOO TICKETS.  Your membership covers your entry to the Krewe du Vieux DOO following the parade.  Tickets are $20.00 each and are required for friends and cohorts who wish to attend.  Please note, ticketed guests are NOT permitted in the upstairs KdV Members only section at the State Palace Theater.  Tickets can be purchased at the Den of Muses on weekends through your Captains, and are available at the Louisiana Music Factory (210 Decatur Street) and Miss Claudia's Costume Shop at 4204 Magazine Street.

 

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS/CONCERNS?   Email our officers:

                             Co-Captain            Amelie

                             Co-Captain            Nate  

                             Secretary               Pat    

                             Treasurer               Bob  

 

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