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Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus in New Orleans

New Orleans Mardi Gras


(Page created on 17/01/2017)


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Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus in New Orleans :

 

  • The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus "is a science fiction–themed Mardi Gras parade organization.
    Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is made up of over 500 dues-paying members[1] who call themselves "BacchanALIENs"...
    Their signature parade contraption and mascot is a 7-foot tall "Bar2D2" that dispenses alcoholic beverages pulled by a "XXX-Wing" tricycle.[3] ...
    All of the Krewe's parade contraptions are environmentally friendly, made with recycled materials, and are human and electric powered.[11]...
    The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus' ethos is defined by satirical jabs at pop culture and multi-layered science fiction references.[13] Its official slogan is "Saving the Galaxy... One Drunken Nerd at a Time".[14]...
    Over 500 dues-paying members marched in the 2013 parade and estimates place audience attendance at approximately 20,000 people.[1]"

    (Wikipedia)

  • Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus (neatorama.com)

    "Last Sunday, the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus – thereafter referred to as the best krewe EVAR – made its debut in New Orleans.
    Here’s how they described themselves:

    The Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Carnival Krewe for the most revelrous of Star Wars Freaks, Trekkies, Whovians, Mega-Geeks, Circuit Benders, Cryptozooligists, UFO Conspiracy Theorists, Mad Scientists, and all the rest of Super Nerdom.

    We are Bacchanalian Revelry + Sci Fi = BacchanALIENS.

    [...] The Chewbacchus parade includes a fleet of UFlambOs, a Bar2D2 float pulled by an X-Wing Fighter bicycle, giant BacchanALIEN and Robot puppets, a 20 ft long Quetzalcoatl Space Dragon, and much much more…"

  • MORE here. (neworleans.com)

  • Chewbacca and Han Solo in 'Star Wars'

  • See PHOTOS. (flickr.com)

 

New Orleans Mardi Gras (in Louisiana, USA) :



 

Information :

 

 

 

Interactive activities :

  • Quiz - Mardi Gras
    - "It's Carnival Time here in Louisiana. Here are some questions on the Mardi Gras experience.
    Note, a Krewe is the group of people who organize and ride the floats."

    (funtrivia.com)

 

Lesson plans :

  • Carnival - a lesson plan (Elementary - Pre-Intermediate)
    with Notting Hill Carnival, London - Rio de Janeiro Carnival - New Orleans Mardi Gras
    (mardigrasneworleans)

 

Cinema :

  • 'STOLEN' :

    • "Simon West’s 'Stolen' (a film) is based in New Orleans, the place that hosts a carnival popularly known as Mardi Gras (French for Fat Tuesday).
      The citizens take to the city streets in costumes and participate in a frenzy called a parade."

      (filmfare.com)
      "During Carnival 2011, the production got permission to roll its own float - plus fake traffic, Cage and a bunch of extras
      - down part of Canal Street on Fat Tuesday itself and on the Sunday prior."
      (nola.com)
      "Most portions of the plot unfold with the colourful Mardi Gras parade festivities as a backdrop.
      The processions, the masks, the lazy carnival revelry in exotic New Orleans make the film a visual stunner."

      (goastreets.com)
      There is "a long chase sequence in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans."
      (fridae.asia)


    • Stolen (2012 film) with Nicolas Cage.
      (Wikipedia)