Carnival's first microkrewe paraded through the Marigny last Saturday night showing "The Bare Minimum." Here's a look.

Photo from the 'tit Rex parade.

[Updated] Last year's the Krewe of 'tit Rex (imagine that "e" is a schwa in this and all other uses of the krewe title) faced controversy when Rex challenged Carnival's first microkrewe over its name. This year, the biggest obstacle 'tit Rex faced was the absence of a police escort, which slowed the crossing of St. Claude Avenue until paradegoers formed a bicycle barricade to help it on it's way. On Saturday night, the krewe paraded in the Marigny with the theme "The Bare Minimum," and such minimalist floats as a barely decorated shoebox and a tribute to artist Dan Flavin, along with a host of "bare/bear" jokes ranging from rips on Governor Bobby Jindal to my own take on gun control. 

At points in the walk, the way was little more than a shoulder's width wide as people crowded in to see and photograph the floats. Here are pictures from the night. For more, go to the My Spilt Milk flickr page, check out Nola.com's photo gallery., and see galleries by Melanie Innis and the Twitter-prolific Liprap.

A 'tit Rex paradegoer

 

A 'tit Rex float saluting drive-thru daiquiris.

 

Two paradegoers at 'tit Rex.

 

Two more paradegoers by the side of the road.

 

Updated 2:43 p.m.

Since I originally posted this, two more people sent me links to their galleries. I've added those links.