"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the best of men."
the start of The 2020 Carnival Season
The Phunny Phorty Phellows
"The Heralds of Carnival"
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the arrival of the Carnival Season,
the costumed and masked krewe of the
Phunny Phorty Phellows assembled on
Twelfth Night, January 6, 2020 (Monday)
at the Willow Street Car Barn (map)
At 7pm sharp, the Phunny Phorty Phellows
boarded the streetcar and began their
ride to "Herarld the Arrival
of Carnival" down the St. Charles
Ave. Streetcar Line.
All were invited to come see the PPP
off beginning at 6:30, when the group
starts to gather. Of course Storyville
Stompers were there with us.
Phellows are an historic Mardi Gras
organization that first took to the
streets 1878 through 1898. They were
known for their satirical parades
and today¹s krewe members’
costumes often reflect topical themes.
The group was revived in 1981.
Carnival historian has referred to
the organization as the “Dessert