Tonight the Virtual Krewe of Vaporwave Makes its Virtual Debut

[Updated] As Carnival has calcified into the form it now takes with big-ass nightly spectacles starting on Wednesday, so have others worked to make it something smaller and more personal. Last weekend, ‘tit Rex and Chewbacchus were one manifestation of that impulse, and tonight the Virtual Krewe of Vaporwave is another. At 7 p.m., VKV will “parade” at KreweOfVaporwave.com and you'll be able to see the parade "pass" St. Charles and Napoleon at 7, St. Charles and Louisiana at 8, St.

Cha Wa Helps Merge Carnival and Carnaval with Mixed Results

The isolation that insulated New Orleans’ music for so long died with the Internet. If someone in Salt Lake City wants to know what’s going on here, they can find out instantly with Periscope and almost as quickly through YouTube, Instagram, Vine, Facebook and Twitter. We’re not alone in this. The only truly solitary places left in America are those with limited Internet access. That means New Orleanians are now part of the country and the world in a way that we haven’t been before. Generally, I think that’s a good thing, but not always.

'tit Rex Meets its People

Saturday night, ’tit Rex, New Orleans’ first microkrewe, rolled through the Bywater and I rolled with it. My wife and I have been a part of the krewe for five years, and this year’s theme, “L’Enfant Terrible,” inspired what I thought to be the krewe’s most consistent parade. To my mind, it had the right balance of heart—two shoebox-sized tributes to the late Veronica Russell, who was also a member of ‘tit Rex—and wit.

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