Endymion with Kelly Clarkson: Music, magic, and romance at Mardi Gras!

Endymion Grand Marshall, Kelly Clarkson and fiancee, Brandon Blackstock
Endymion Grand Marshall, Kelly Clarkson and fiancee, Brandon Blackstock
Endymion Queen Victoria Hanzo graces the throne

Endymion Queen Victoria Hanzo graces the throne

The beautiful Queen Victoria Hanzo, graced the Endymion throne through the streets of New Orleans to the voices of the cheering crowds.

Queen VIctoria waves to the adoring crowd

Queen VIctoria waves to the adoring crowd

Victoria is a high school senior and the fifth member of her family to reign over New Orleans largest Krewe.

Music led the way of the Grand Marshal float

Music led the way of the Grand Marshal float

Music led the way on the Grand Marshal, Kelly Clarkson’s float, with a band playing at the front of the float.

Endymion Grand Marshall, Kelly Clarkson and fiancee, Brandon Blackstock

Endymion Grand Marshall, Kelly Clarkson and fiancee, Brandon Blackstock

It was a sweet sight to watch the interaction of Kelly Clarkson and her fiancee, Brandon Blackstock as they rode and distributed Mardi Gras goodness to the crowds during the 2013 Endymion Parade.

Spectators shout and wave for the attention of the bead laden maskers

Spectators shout and wave for the attention of the bead laden maskers

The streets were filled with smiling, shouting spectators waving their hands for the attention of the maskers riding by with their various throws.

Bands, dancers, and gymnastic gyrators filled the streets as Endymion rolled

Bands, dancers, and gymnastic gyrators filled the streets as Endymion rolled

Bands, dancers, and gymnastic gyrators filled the streets as Endymion rolled and the party continues on through the streets until Wednesday morning comes around.

laissez le bon temps roulette in New Orleans!

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