St. Paddy’s Day Parade 2010! (3.20.10)
welcome to one of the biggest events of the year for Jackson, MS!
since that year, it’s only gotten bigger and better. from Sweet Potato Queens to Rude Boys, many Krewes march in it every year.
and every year, all the money for the entry fees goes to the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.
this year, a new Krewe made an appearance…
a motley collection of Jackson Creatives, from the head honchos of the Jackson Free Press, to artists and models and photographers and singer/songwriters and graphic designers and fashion stylists and anyone else crazy enough to throw on something green and walk the walk with us.
MC’d by Josh Hailey (of Josh Hailey Studios), the TOO LIVE KREWE took to the streets!
the parade wasn’t scheduled to start until after 1pm but everyone met up at our staging area downtown, which was right in front of St. Alexis Church, around 11am. well, i got there around 11am at least. everyone else was there way before me. 😉
after i parked, the first thing i saw was josh hailey getting ready. and by getting ready i mean getting painted green.
paint job is done! time for a coke
heh, me and ian go waaaaaaay back. he was actually marching with the Fenian’s Krewe this year.
(he also hates having his picture taken so i, of course, had to take his picture) 🙂
yep. there was an Elvis krewe 😉
(and no, the burgers weren’t green)
Amanda Rainey of The Bachelorettes (and our Krewe drummer) busts a move
josh joins in on the move making
just folks walking by
it’s AJC and Chanel!
it’s newlywed Megan Storm, showing off all her green!
it’s JFP asst. editor Lacey! (and AJC in the middle of doing…something…)
(she was with the Jackson Bike Advocates Krewe)
Austin arrives so that means it’s green paint time
more folks roll in
josh and Talara jamming
there was music playing everywhere
getting food and water (and beer)
gotta get ready for all that walking!
Donovan playing the drums like he was born to it
talara and her partner in crime
Daniel G. and the fam 🙂
heh, i love this parade
dancing an Irish jig
the time has come!
we head out to go get lined up
the parade even draws superheroes to our fair city
i felt safer marching, knowing Wonder Woman was there 😉
…and then i started feeling a little naughty
Daniel G. looking cool in the foreground 😉
it’s Lizzie Wright! Bachelorette, one of the founders of the Jackson Bike Advocates, and she of the Super Spaceship!
she was rolling with the JBA 🙂
The Rainey Sisters (amanda and Dubb Nubb!) helped provide the beat
Delia (the Dubb of Dubb Nubb) rocks the cymbals (she also does solo stuff as Dee Bird) 🙂
see that Josh Hailey Studio sign? that’s the bike that had our speakers and karaoke music system.
i took this photo for one reason and one reason only
because that car is cool as hell
under the Court St. sign was our final staging area, before we merged into the actual parade
part of our Krewe (aaaaand i’ve forgotten their names. if ya leave ’em in the comments, i’ll add ’em) 🙂
Nick Judin wants your soul
the sun kept playing hide and seek and there was a threat of rain but the rain never came so the party never stopped
AJC is fired up and ready to go!
why look, it’s Todd Stauffer! publisher of the Jackson Free Press
it’s Donna Ladd! editor-in-chief of the Jackson Free Press and Ash, filmmaker supreme
(couldn’t decide which one i liked the best) 🙂
the parade has started!
and the crowd goes wild
i’ll tell ya, that Diminutive Diva could dance like nobody’s business 😉
yes. that is an oscar the grouch float rolling through in the background
heading off to go get in our starting positions
the TOO LIVE KREWE has taken to the streets!
repeat, the TOO LIVE KREWE has taken to the streets!
donna and todd throwing some beads to the crowd. showing them some JFP love!
Langston Moore showing some of that bead throwing love
our standard-bearer back there was none other than Andy Culpepper
josh takes it to the people!
and the people love him for it!
Karen and Jessica gather more beads
it’s Hannah! (the Nubb of Dubb Nubb!)
there was some bead-flirting going on here, yo
look who we ran into!
it’s intrepid photographer Kip Caven, on the front lines for the JFP.
Jacktown showing that love!
i would have loved to have heard this conversation LoL
Jackson’s Finest were out making sure folks had a good ole safe time 🙂
those kids were a trip man
that’s a lotta red hair 🙂
donovan grabbing some crowd shots
the woman to the right (in the skirt) and the guy in the red jacket where there from WLBT 🙂
i don’t even know how those people got in that building. i don’t even think that building is open!
i can’t wait to see the footage of all the stuff ash shot 🙂
the krewe that was in front of us. also having a grand ole time
even when we’re not moving we keep it rocking
The Rainey Sisters, keeping that beat funky!
LoL, i love this photo
how low can you go?!
yeah, i know it’s overexposed. but i couldn’t cut it. it’s Mississippi State, yo! 🙂
i don’t think you heard me the first time!
how low can you go?!
the Judges! 🙂
it’s Tom Head!
y’know, i think Chanel has “camera-sense”
(which would make sense, since she’s also a model) :p
this photo should tell you everything you need to know about todd stauffer LoL
Jenifer Day make an appearance!
Jenifer and Chanel, the Double Trouble Ladies! 😉
your’s truly! 🙂
me and the D-Man keeping it poppin!
that little boy looking at josh just trips me out
donna talking to one of JPD’s Finest
rep yo hood!
it’s Latasha Willis of the JFP!
the trees are blooming and spring is in the air!
the last leg of the parade begins
but we still keep it hype!
WPB and AJC!
this is how we do it!
ok, if this photo doesn’t explain just how awesome the parade is, i just don’t know what will!
this guy was slick as hell
yes. this is the TOO LIVE KREWE booty dancing with a random car at an intersection!
that’s just how we roll!
and that’s a wrap!
now, time for the hanging out!
what time is it Cat?
that’s right, it’s miller time!
it’s Andy Hilton! he rode with the Jackson Bike Advocates 🙂
lizzie and amanda!
awwww, Bachelorettes are forever! 🙂
amanda and delia!
awwww, sisters are forever!
it’s Matthew Brantley!
amanda, josh, matthew, and Meredith Norwood!
talara and the ladies 🙂
yeah, i had to shoot this!
amanda and donovan mean mugging 😉
karen petting Billy the Kid
(yes, that was really his name) 🙂
and as Tre and Clay Hardwick make an appearance i’ll be signing off
this was really a great day. the Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade is, really, the Jackson Mardi Gras and we rock it bigger and better every year 🙂
i’ve been hearing that this may be the last year the Sweet Potato Queens march in it, so, that means we need even more krewes for next year!
if you, yes you, want to march and be crazy with the TOO LIVE KREWE next year email: email@example.com to get all the info you need!
LATE BREAKING NEWS!: it seems, according to Josh Hailey’s facebook page, that the TOO LIVE KREWE won 4th place in the parade! seems we won the Krewe of Kazoo Award with a $200 donation in our name to the Children’s Hospital! awesome! we didn’t even know we were being judged! this is how Jackson Creatives do it, yo! 🙂
well, on that very good note, i think i’ll wrap it up.
what do you think really adorable baby i’m about to post. is it time to call it a day?
i agree 🙂
have a good one everybody
see ya next post!