1998 – KdV gets Souled down the River
The Krewe of Drips & Discharges
“The Absent Bar”
In 1998, with the theme “Souled Down the River”,
we decided to revolve our theme around a Bourbon Street bar
and French Quarter tradition – The Absinthe Bar, which had
recently “sold out” to a Daquiri Shop.
With 42 members, we all dressed as our favorite “drink” and decorated
the float to look like the Old Absinthe Bar.
We handed our the “Top Ten Drink List for 1998” to parade goers along the route.
This was the year we converted Krauss into a Class “A” Assembly Center
for one night and our Queen, Irma Thomas, put on a fabulous
show with Marcia Ball & Tracy Nelson,
performing their newly released CD, “Sing It”!
THE “TOP TEN DRINK LIST FOR 1998".
1. FLAMINGO FRAPPE
2. KRAUSS KOLADA
3. HOLMES COLLINS
4. SCHWEGMAN’S SWIZZLE
5. K & B FIZZLE
6. HARRAH’S ON THE ROCKS
7. WOOLSWORTH WALLBANGER
8. 1ST NBC HIGHBALL
9. LL&E STRAIGHT UP
10. POPEYE’S PUNCH