One of the hottest krewes in all of Carnival, d’Etat has made a name for itself with biting satire, clever themes and parade innovations, all reflecting a wicked sense of humor. The krewe’s theme is depicted on original floats often featuring sculptured figures of its intended “targets.” Recent processions were certainly no different, with no shortage of material. Founded in 1996, the krewe has become a must-see among Carnival connoisseurs. It is a playful, though secretive, krewe, with a monarch called the “Dictator,” a “High Priest,” dozens of special marching groups, and an after-parade party called the Revolution. Once again this year, look for krewe members to hand out printed copies of the “D’Etat Gazette,” a keepsake bulletin that includes drawings and descriptions of the floats.