Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mardi Gras in Mobile off to Rainy Start

The parade of the Conde Cavaliers, which traditionally starts the Mobile parading season, was rained out last night.  They will try again tonight, immediately after the Mystic Pharoahs at 7:00 p.m.  This was apparently the first time they have been rained out since they first began parading in 1977. 

The Conde Cavaliers' have three permanent floats. The first is a train locomotive. I believe it is called the Cavalier Express.

The next is the 'emblem float,' which has the head of a horse at the front and Fort Conde at the rear.

The third permanent float has the head of Chief Slac on the front.

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