The Krewe of Bacchus announces their King for the Bacchus Parade 2013

King Bacchus 2012 - Will Ferrell
King Bacchus 2012 - Will Ferrell

 

King Bacchus 2012 - Will Ferrell

King Bacchus 2012 – Will Ferrell

One of the many things that the Krewe of Bacchus is known for is that they select a celebrity to be their king every year.  In 2010 it was Drew Brees who road as King Bacchus, in 2011 King Bacchus was Andy Garcia, and in 2012 Will Ferrell was King.

The fans of King Bacchus raise his image high and hope to attract a special throw

The fans of King Bacchus raise his image high and hope to attract a special throw

The throngs of  loyal subjects of King Bacchus line the streets and hope to attract his attention for a special throw though the competition is tough as he has folks on all sides calling out for his attention and waving to him.  In such an environment it is difficult to find a familiar face in the crowd but some folks manage to find a way to be seen.

Lovely ladies celebrating their birthday and waiting for King Bacchus

Lovely ladies celebrating their birthday and waiting for King Bacchus

Even as the fans on the parade route wait patiently for the appearance of King Bacchus, they also wait for the announcement of who the new King Bacchus will be the following year.

Hail King Bacchus!

Hillary Swank, Cyndi Lauper and others hail Will Ferrel, King Bacchus 2012

Today the Krewe of Bacchus announced the soon to be crowned King Bacchus 2013 – G. W. Bailey – star of “The Closer”, “MASH”, and many other movies and television shows.

All Hail King Bacchus 2013 G. W. Bailey!

For more photos from Mardi Gras 2012 see The Weird Review’s 2012 Mardi Gras photo Galleries

 

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