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 The Bards of Bohemia (Orleans Parish)
The Bards of Bohemia Krewe organized in 1933
began parading in 1984
200+ male and female riders
15 floats
8 marching bands
Contemporary-style parade
King, Queen
This krewe's origins has roots in the krewes of Babylon and Hermes.

One of the city's older krewes is also one of the younger parading organizations via the best way possible - a party!  A pre-ball party was held in Armstrong Park in 1981 which led to a mini-parade through the French Quarter in 1984.  The French Quarter parade helped establish the Bards as a favorite and new menbers and support enabled them to join the regular parade season in 1990.  However, a series of financial missteps and a critical depletion of krewe membership in the last three years threw the krewe's parading status into flux.  The krewe was rescued in 2004 from losing its parade slot by former Carnival magnate Dom Carlone,  who then mounted a partially-successful takeover of the krewe's captaincy and membership in 2005.  As of August 29th, 2005 the krewe's legal captain had returned to his post with a new board or directors.  Mr. Carlone had filed for bankruptcy earlier in the year and withdrew from the krewe entirely.

Hurricane KatrinaThis krewe was stopped from marching in the 149th Carnival celebrations by Hurricane Katrina.  The krewe shares that bond with Adonis, Aphrodite, Arabi, AtlasChoctaw, Cleopatra, Gladiators, Grela, Hermes, L'il Rascals, Mercury, NOMTOC, Oshun, Pegasus, Pontchartrain, Saturndu Vieux, and Crescent City.
Adonis Aladdin Alla Aphrodite
Aquila Arabi
Argus Atlas Babylon Bacchus Bards Caesar
Carrollton Centurions Chaos Choctaw Cleopatra d'Etat
Druids Endymion Excalibur Gladiators Grela Hermes
Iris Isis Jason King Arthur L'il Rascals Mercury
Mid-City Morpheus Muses Napoleon NOMTOC Okeanos
Orpheus Oshun Pegasus Pontchartrain Proteus Pygmalion
Rex Rhea Saturn Shangri-La Sparta Thor
Thoth Tucks du Vieux Zeus Zulu

Elks
Orleanians

Elks
Jeffersonians

Crescent
City

Krewe of
Jefferson



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