Attached is a copy of marching orders if you want to print & carry, as well as a route map. Here it is, feel free to let me know if you have questions or concerns -- xoxoxox, Kathy
2013 Fringe Parade
Lineup is at Poland Ave neutral ground, just off St. Claude (map attached) 12:30 for volunteers & newbies, 1:00 for experienced groups
Volunteers will receive their t-shirts, wristbands, and training and instructions at the lineup.
King for Life Al “Carnival Time” Johnson
Society of Merry Makers
Burning Spear Mardi Gras Indians
Yippee Ki Yay Cabaret
New Orleans High Steppers
Crescent City Kings Football
UTPA Latino Theatre Initiative
Girl Scout Troop 40467
Homer Plessy Community School
NOLA Cherry Bombs
Highland Lakes Players
Reese Johanson Collective
NOLA Food Co-op
Dukes of Debris
There will be two official 10-minute salute stops, at Plessy School and at Family Fringe. If you get out of the lineup at either of these stops, you must be back in your spot in time to roll. If you are not, we will leave without you, and you can fall in after the NOPD follow car, or meet us at the disband for the after-party. No provision is made for facilities or beverages until the end of the parade, so please plan accordingly!
New this year are several Hotspots on the St. Claude neutral ground, part of the Fringe Free-for-All. Some of these performers will be joining the parade, and should report to Security for placement.
After-party is at the St. Roch Tavern, immediately following the disband at St. Roch neutral ground. Wristbands are good for a couple free drinks, but try not to abuse the privilege and tip the bartenders! Great affordable food will also be available from Brandito's at the Tavern.
We're all in this together – have fun and take care of each other!
Parade cancellation due to weather will happen by noon on parade day – we will not be able to contact everyone individually, but will post to our website, FB, and Twitter -- and we'll have someone at the lineup at the scheduled time for anyone who hasn't received the info. We will only cancel if the weather is dangerous. There is no rain date possible, so we'll make every effort to parade. If it's just rain, be advised that we plan to roll!
If you love your dogs, leave them at home. That's the advice of the LASPCA, and the city ordinance which disallows dogs within 20 feet of a parade route. No animals of any kind are permitted in the parade, or at the lineup or disband, as per our insurance.
We love our bike friends, so we ask them to understand that randomly weaving in and out of the parade, or joining in without notice, is extremely dangerous , especially to our musicians. We pay a great deal of money for the privilege of having the street closed to traffic, which includes bikes. Please notify us if you would like to have your bike in the parade.
Our NOPD escort, which we pay for, is there strictly to regulate traffic and protect us from vehicles. If there is any trouble, injury, or illness, please contact the parade security people and they will get help.
We have been informed by Burlington Northern (owner of the Press St. tracks) that divulging their schedule would be a breach of Homeland Security rules. So we just have to take our chances that the train will not interrupt the parade. If it does, however, we will adjust our route and time accordingly, since we lose our NOPD escort at the end of two hours. We have contingency plans in place which will be handled by our Security and volunteers, but be aware that we absolutely cannot go beyond our two hours of parade time, 2-4 pm.
If you or a member of your group experiences trouble, injury or illness, please inform the nearest Security person immediately and they will get help, and assist you off the route.
By order of:
Kathy Connolly, Captain
Kaitlin Greetham, Parade Lieutenant for Security
This 21st day of November, 2013