Lundi Gras party in New Orleans Monday March 7 at House Of Blues. Slightly Stoopid with special guests Ivan & Ian Neville, Karl Denson, and Fishbone.
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SLIGHTLY STOOPID announces MARDI GRAS “MADNESS” in NEW ORLEANS
3/7/11 House of Blues New Orleans
“Lundi Gras” evening!
w special guests KARL DENSON, IVAN and IAN Neville and more tba…..
and special “25 yr anniversary” opening set from FISHBONE!
special guest dj tba….
Slightly Stoopid announces what hopes to become an annual New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition…
In an effort to bring the biggest party and hottest jam session to the biggest party in the world, Slightly Stoopid has enlisted a slew of special guests and plan to let the good times roll with Mardi Gras revelry of the highest degree!
For the grand finale of Mardi Gras….monday nite in New Orleans!!
The monday nite before Fat Tuesday is called Lundi Gras. Lundi Gras is a relatively recent name for a series of Shrove Monday events taking place during the New Orleans Mardi Gras. It includes the tradition of Rex, king of the New Orleans carnival, arriving by boat. This began in 1874, but the term Lundi Gras was not applied until 1987 when the arrival was brought back as part of a series of river-related events under the name of “Lundi Gras”.The events are detailed in Laborde’s book, Krewe: The Early New Orleans Carnival from Comus to Zulu.
In 1874, 18 years after the beginning of modern Carnival celebrations in North America, Rex chose to have a grand arrival in New Orleans from the Mississippi River. Once on dry land, Rex and his royal court were placed in carriages and driven through the streets to City Hall. Therein, the mayor and various city officials would present King with the keys to the city and proclaim the rule of Rex in this mystical and temporary realm of Carnival. Typically, the proclamation decreed the beginning of Mardi Gras and Rex’s reign at sunrise the following morning.
The Rex landing was a success, and quickly became a treasured part of the Carnival celebrations which was unique to New Orleans; no other country or parishes observed the Monday before Shrovetide. The landing continued until World War I stopped Carnival in New Orleans. When the parades again returned to the streets some two years later, the landing had fallen by the wayside, a seeming casualty of ‘the war to end war.’
Slightly Stoopid ends the first leg of their winter tour 2011 with this insane Mardi Gras Blowout!
Let the madness ensue!
Laissez les bon temps rouler