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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 :

 

  • A Big Birthday for the Big Easy - Text + Audio + Pictures - 9 February 2018
    "New Orleans was born a French city in the spring of 1718. It did not become part of the United States until the Louisiana Purchase of 1803."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • 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 :

 

  • 7 Offbeat Mardi Gras Krewes - with pictures and videos - 25 January 2017
    "Mardi Gras is February 13 this year, and the Carnival season is already in full swing with parades every weekend in New Orleans leading up to Lent.
    These famous parades are staged by krewes, or neighborhood social clubs..."
    Follow all the parades with the New Orleans parade schedule for 2018. 

    (neatorama.com)

  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans: how street music keeps Nola groovin' - 10 February 2015
    "New Orleans’ marching bands are in full swing as the city gears up for Mardi Bras this weekend, but buskers keep the city’s streets alive all year round: from kids drumming on plastic buckets to full-on bands, as Instagrammer Brendan van Son’s images reveal."

    (theguardian.com)

 

 

 

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)