Auburn’s Mardi Gras Parade
Video Montage – Project Two
AUBURN, Ala. – On Feb. 22nd, the Krewe De Tigris parade took place in downtown Auburn for the cities fourth annual Mardi Gras celebration.
The parades Krewe Krawl started at 2 p.m. and didn’t end until 11 p.m. People of all ages came downtown to celebrate with the Krewe De Tigris.
Floats and decorations spread around the city had decorations to show this year’s theme, All of the Jazz. The parade lasted for approximately an hour and lopped around the city, ending at Toomers Corner.
Participants ranging from the Auburn’s fire department to local elementary kids on tricycles were involvement in throwing beads and moon pies to bystanders cheering them on.
Auburn citizens used the event to advertise companies, clubs, and nonprofits. For example, Woof Ave Rescue walked the parade with a poster that said, “save a life adopt.”
The Krewe De Tigris is the main symbol of the parade and an Auburn spirit. Born out of myth and magic over 5,000 years ago, he paces the Auburn plains existing in the dreams of Auburn residences.
William Blake, author, and poet, told a tale about Krewe, saying, “Tiger, tiger, burning bright in the forests of the night. What immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful symmetry? How powerful our God must be to fashion such a creature”.
ON FEBRUARY 22ND THE KREWE DE TIGRIS PARADE TOOK PLACE IN
DOWNTOWN AUBURN FOR THE CITIES FOURTH ANNUAL MARDI
GRAS CELEBRATION. THE PARADE STARTED AT 2 IN THE
AFTERNOON AND ENDED AROUND AN HOUR LATER. IT LOOPED
AROUND THE DOWNTOWN AREA AND ENDED AT TOOMER’S
CORNER. FLOATS WERE DECORATED TO FIT
THIS YEARS THEME, ALL THE JAZ. AUBURN CITIZENS OF ALL AGES
GATHEREDAROUND THE SIDEWALKS TO CATCH BEADS AND MOON
PIES. THE PARADE WAS OPEN FOR ANYONE WHO WANTED TO JOIN.
ITS PARTICIPANTS RANGED FROM YOUNG ELEMENTARY CHILDREN
TO FIREFIGHTERS. AFTER THE PARADE ENDED, PEOPLE SHOPPED
AND PARTIED UNTIL 11 AT NIGHT WHEN THE EVENT CLOSED.