2023 Krewe Of Wrecks Parade
Sunday February 19, 2023, 2:00 pm – Complete
Krewe of Andres de Pez members
Staging and line up will be on Pensacola Beach in the main parking lot were the Pensacola Water Tower resides with a Ship arrival time of 10:00 pm. We will depart the barn no later than 9:00 am and will receive a Police escort from the Pensacola Police Department (Go Blue!)
To share in the camaraderie and spirit of the Mardi Gras celebration, the esprit de corps of our time-honored brotherhood and to unequivocally bring Mayhem and Cheer to the streets and citizens of Pensacola!
Full Parade Dress as denoted in the membership handbook.
Standard Parade Dress:
Black boots (Most common uniform worn)
Black pants (Military-style cargo pants are common. The cargo pockets come in handy when carrying items like beads, gloves and the like.
White swordsman/renaissance long sleeve shirt or white long sleeve shirt
Hat or headgear of your choice.
Barn will open at 7:00 am. There will be clip boards at the aft end of both ships with a manifest of all Krewe members names with a green highlight marker. If you are riding in the parade you are required to highlight your name. The Co-Siguenza Harry Demmon and Deck Chiefs Erik Klinger (de Guadalupe) and Kevin Kennovin (de San Jose) will insure that we have an accurate by name head count of members parading before we depart the barn and before we depart line up. We will also ask for an emergency point of contact and telephone number in case of an emergency during the parade. We appreciate your support with this. We take pride in taking care of you and ensuring your safety while spreading Mayhem and Cheer is our number 1 priority.
We will depart from the Pensacola Water Tower Parking Lot as directed by the parade director for line-up starting at 11:00???. Most of you will have stayed on the beach that night so in the chance case in you miss our departure time for line-up; no sweat, you can link up with us at our line up location on the main drag on the beach road (location is TBD after the Safety meeting and will be published by SXXIII as soon as information is released).
Food (Menu TBD), Beverage (Keg Beer), and lots of ice will be provided by the Krewe. If you would like to bring liquor or alcohol you are welcome to do so. However, we ask that you ensure that you use non glass items were permissible. If glass is your only option then we ask that you take responsibility for ensuring glass items are contained and in a tote bag or ice chest that mitigates glass breaks on our ships.
Parade begins at 2:00 pm
When we approach the end of the parade route at the Pensacola Beach Water Tower parking lot where we marshalled prior to departing to line up the Siguenza will sound an all call for all Krewe members to onboard the ships and the parade is now over. This audible signal will be denoted by the sounding of 6-prolonged horn blast. At this time all members of the Krewe are required to onboard the ships and all throwing of beads must cease.
Once we have gathered all Krewe members, we will disperse throughout the Sand Shaker and kickoff the after party on the beach. The Siguenza and designated personnel will return to the barn and conduct a light clean up and post parade work party operations to prepare for a Monday Post Parade work call to prepare for the Orange Beach Parade on Mardi Gras Day (aka Fat Tuesday). As per Krewe standard operating procedures the Siguenza and his team will publish and lead the priorities of work for all members until complete and we are prepared to roll for our next parade on Tuesday. Remember many hands make light work of many tasks. We remain appreciative of your support and your commitment to shouldering your fair share of the task.
These are the specified parade rules published by the Krewe of Lafitte. We appreciate you familiarizing yourself with them and adhering to them all. Any violation of these rules can reflect poorly upon the reputation and appearance of our Krewe. We respectfully request that you refrain from being that "Guy".