Of course, New Orleans has its vast share of traditions but this one takes the cake. Amid an unscripted encounter, in high pursuit of king cakes Exxpose Magazine's editor-in-chief CoCo Wade touched down at Rouses in Metairie only to find an enlightening duo of eclectic, yet artsy Zulu Tramps. Rooted in the foundation of its organization, Zulu Tramps have always been known to greet the people with an ever-so-friendly approach of groundedness.
CoCo Wade embarked upon the opportunity to mingle with Zulu Tramps "Everywhere" and "Congo" while engaging with Rouse's shoppers, also intrigued by the two men of stature.
Although day-to-day shopping may appear normal in many regions, only in New Orleans can you walk in to a grocery store, while indulging in Mardi Gras greetings, serenaded by a Brass Band will you embrace a journey you won't soon forget. Nothing's predictable during Carnival time, nothing's too serious, and nothing is to be taken for granted. We New Orleanians' enjoy every moment, count our blessings, savor the flavor and keep trotting along. That's why they call it "The Big Easy."
The 2023 Zulu Coronation Ball is notably one of the most sought after events of New Orleans' Mardi Gras Season. It's festivities are set to unfold tonight, February 17th in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. If you're fortunate to position yourself amidst the happenings, you may as well dress to impress!
Mardi Gras day will set the tone for the moment we've all been waiting for, the highly anticipated Zulu Parade set to roll on Fat Tuesday, February 21st at 8am. So, don't miss it y'all. As we often say, Laissez les bon temps rouler (Let the good times roll)!