Big Weekend Of Parades Gets Dry Start Friday Night

“Pace yourself,” one man said along the Uptown parade route Friday night.  He was one of the thousands who watched Krewe d’Etat, Hermes, and Morpheus roll.

The trio of parades kicked off what will be a giant weekend of parades on the Uptown route.

“Yes, this is when things really start to roll,” one woman said.

In Metairie, Centurions rolled along an enthusiastic crowd.  Not only did parade watchers enjoy the throws, they enjoyed the krewe’s work.

“And to think, the work that went into this for us to enjoy,” a woman from Mississippi commented.

Jefferson Parish deputies confirm one rider for Centurions was injured in a fall from a float.  Deputies say the man fell from the second to the first level of the float and injured his shoulder.  The man was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.