Errol Laborde: Endymion – The triumph of bling

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Ed Muniz was pointing to some of the subtle fine points on the Endymion King’s float, a parade not known for its subtly. On the second unit of the tandem float were two dancing butterfly sculptures once seen in Comus, the krewe that started the continuing parading tradition back in 1857 – all Carnival traditions began with Comus. Muniz professed that he appreciates the old style of parades, but then, pointing to the blinking Endymion floats that were lining a ...

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