DOGZILLA - Barkus Licks the Crescent City
Feb. 23, Armstrong Park
The Mystic Krewe of Barkus, the only officially licensed Mardi Gras krewe by and for canines, will take to the streets of the French Quarter for the 22st year on Sunday, February 23 , 2014 to the theme “Dogzilla: Barkus Licks the Crescent City.” This is sure to be a canine encounter of epic proportions and a gathering of paws that is certain to sniff out the monster inside every krewe member. It promises to be a celebration to empower every four-legged creature with the bark of nature only a dogzilla can deliver. For one day, this krewe will take over the French Quarter and lick the Crescent City with dog pageantry that applauds the talented and talentless, judges not on your education, worldliness or degree of dental care, but on your sass and frass and how your tail wags.
The Mystic Krewe of Barkus was envisioned and created in November 1992 at a meeting of the Margaret Orr (WDSU-TV Weather Anchor) Fan Club held at Good Friends Bar. Thomas Wood brought his dog Jo Jo McWood to the meeting, where people complained about her neurotic ways. To get back at them all, Wood decided to make Jo Jo McWood queen of her own parade and captain-for-life. Thus, the Krewe of Barkus was born.