After Zulu and Rex had gone by – the finale were the truck krewes.
These were big transport trucks where companies, families, friends or whoever – had created their own floats and were throwing anything and everything. The line of trucks seemed to go on for over an hour and the amount of ‘throw's’ coming from them were just incredible. Seems like everyone wants to be in a parade!
Of course after a parade – there is always what’s left. I was stunned by the amount of garbage. I asked an officer, ‘Who cleaned it up?’ and I was told that they had a huge crew who probably had already started and continued through the night. He said that by 5am you would never know there had been a parade.
Then of course there were the winners. I saw people wheeling suitcases of beads down the street with happy grins on their faces.
There is that legend that New Orleans is sinking because of all the beads in the attics.