NEW ORLEANS – Bacchus is going virtual!
On Monday afternoon, Clark Brennan, Captain of the Krewe of Bacchus, announced that Bacchus will have a virtual parade in 2021 using the new Throw Me Something Bacchus! mobile app.
The app will be available for download for Apple and Android devices before the 2021 Carnival season begins.
The 2021 Krewe of Bacchus Parade theme is “From the Heart” in honor of the parade rolling on Valentine’s Day-Sunday, February 14, 2021.
Bacchus is the first Mardi Gras krewe to have ever developed a mobile app like this for cellphones and tablets.
“For more than 50 years, the Krewe of Bacchus has been an innovator in building Mardi Gras into the City’s premiere event which is enjoyed by millions of New Orleanians and visitors each year. Though we are disappointed that Covid-19 will change the way Mardi Gras is celebrated in 2021, Bacchus’ latest cutting edge technology will bring Carnival and New Orleans to every corner of the world in a safe, Covid-free environment,” said Brennan.
The Throw Me Something Bacchus! Mobile app was conceived by George Schaiffino, a Bacchus board member and IT professional, and developed by Bacchus member Jason Devillier, an app developer.
The app gives its users the ability to catch and collect virtual throws every Sunday during Carnival season. Players can then trade throws with other players, and head to the Bacchus Den to trade select virtual throws for actual throws.
On Bacchus Sunday, February 14, 2021, stream the LIVE PARADE in the app.
Cameo appearances from Bacchus royalty. Catch 2021 throws as the floats roll by to the tunes of our favorite bands. Make the BaccaBoard’s Top 100 players and capture your memories in the app.
Follow Bacchus riders for special virtual throws. A celebrity master of ceremonies will host the parade and bands will perform virtually between floats. More than 1600 Bacchus members will be virtually tossing their float’s signature throws as well as personalized throws.
“We are extremely excited about the Throw Me Something Bacchus! Mobile app and the impact it will have on this year’s Mardi Gras. It’s a game that families can play together,” said Schiaffino. “While we are still developing all the app’s special features, we’re certain it will be a hit with people of all ages,” said Devillier.