Catching coconuts with the legendary Krewe of Zulu
NEW ORLEANS - Willie Brumfield Jr., a carpenter at Blaine Kern Studios, was on the way to see the floats he helped build roll in the Zulu parade.
The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club has rented all of its floats in the past but celebrated a century of incorporation by buying 10 new floats for Tuesday's parade. Its signature characters, such as the King, the Big Shot, Mr. Big Stuff, the Witch Doctor, the Governor and the Mayor, gleam with fresh shellac.
Brumfield said that's "pretty cool," and he'll now get to see the artwork.
He lives on New Orleans' west bank and took his bicycle on the ferry. He'd stopped and put down his beer to adjust his tiny radio, saying "gotta get my music."
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