Check it out:
Krewes are "secret" Queer societies during Mardi Gras that throw gay "balls!" Krewes...
"up the pomp-and-circumstance ante with lavish formal-dress balls that simultaneously coronate their carnival royalty and parody straight society."There are 16 Gay Krewes during this 2009 Mardi Gras! Here's just a taste:
-From a sidebar in a recent issue of Advocate magazine.
The Krewe of Amon-Ra
The Lords of Leather
Krewe of Armeinius
Mystic Krewe of Satyricon
Krewe of Mwindo
Krewe of Queenateenas
Krewe of Petronius
Krewe of Apollo Baton Rouge (this one has some fun mardi gras music when you go to their site!)
And some of these lavish affairs even offer balcony seating to the public... But really, if you were already at Mardi Gras, wouldn't you want to be PART of the party, rather than just watching it unfold before you?
(sigh.) And without a ticket, don't I just feel like a pre-fairy godmother Cinderella?
To everyone at Mardi Gras, have a wonderful time!