|| The Krewe of Argus (Jefferson Parish)
|Krewe organized in 1972
is the culmination of Mardi Gras in Metairie. Because of Argus'
position in the parading schedule, King Argus is considered by some to
be equivalency of Rex in Jefferson Parish, an opinion supported by King
Zulu's annual meetings with both monarchs.
|600 male, female, and child riders
8 marching bands
|King, Queen, Grand Marshal
|Artist George Roderigue's Blue Dog float throws stuffed Blue Dog's, and doubloons were added last year.
|Represented by peacock feathers and his one hundred eyes (doesn't that sound attractive?)
Greek myth Argus was the guardian of Io, one of Zeus' mistresses.
The krewe brought Metairie their first Fat Tuesday parade in 1974, and
made Empresses of a bevy of television stars such as Phyllis Diller,
Barbara Eden, Loretta Swit, and several Miss Americas until 1985.
Then the krewe (whose ranks had tripled) began selecting their royalty
from within the organization. The krewe allows commercial
sponsorship of its floats, and is followed by the truck float krewes of
the Elks-Jeffersonians and the Krewe of Jefferson.
|This krewe shares a
Greek theme with the krewes of
Adonis, Aphrodite, Atlas,
Rhea, Sparta and